Great Britain 1721 2 pence
This specimen was lot 1447 in Goldberg sale 116 (Los Angeles, June 2020), where it sold for $72. The catalog description 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.
- 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.