Great Britain 1721 2 pence

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Goldberg sale 116, lot 1447
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This specimen was lot 1447 in Goldberg sale 116 (Los Angeles, June 2020), where it sold for $72. The catalog description[1] noted, "Great Britain. Two Pence, 1721. George I. Nearly mint state with lovely original toning and luster. Choice Almost Uncirculated to Uncirculated." Silver tuppence of George I were struck for circulation and Maundy sets 1717, 1721, 1723, 1726-27 and are cheaper in high grade than the coppers. This denomination is still struck for the Maundy sets.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 1.00 g, 0.925 fine silver.

Catalog reference: S.3656; KM 550.


  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • Lobel, Richard, Mark Davidson, Allan Hailstone and Eleni Calligas, Coincraft's Standard Catalogue of English and UK Coins, 1066 to Date, London: Coincraft, 1995.
  • Skingley, Philip, ed., Standard Catalogue of British Coins: Coins of England & the United Kingdom, 46th edition, London: Spink & Son, 2011.
  • [1]Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, John Lavender, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 116: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2020.

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