Great Britain 1727 penny
This specimen was part of lot 33316 in Heritage sale 3042 (Long Beach, September 2015), which sold for $734.38. The catalog description 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 1716-27 and are cheaper in high grade than the coppers. The penny was not converted to copper until 1797 and silver pennies are still struck for the Maundy sets.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: .50 g, .925 fine silver.
Catalog reference: KM 544, S-3652, KM-MDs42 (set).
- Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
- 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.