Great Britain 1727 2 pence

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Heritage sale 3042, part of lot 33316
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was part of lot 33316 in Heritage sale 3042 (Long Beach, September 2015), which sold for $734.38. The catalog description[1] noted, "George I Four Coin Maundy Set 1727 About XF. Coins grade XF or nearly so. Evenly toned and a very scarce issue. Last year of George I's reign." Silver pennies of George I were struck for circulation and Maundy sets 1717, 1721, 1723 and 1727 and are cheaper in high grade than the coppers. This denomination is still struck for the Maundy sets. The specimen shown appears to be double struck.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 1.00 g, .925 fine silver.

Catalog reference: KM 550, S-3652, KM-MDs42 (set).

Source:

  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • [1]Cristiano Bierrenbach, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World Coin Auction 3042, featuring the Read and Bob Bennett Collections, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2015.

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