Great Britain 1731 6 pence
This specimen was lot 33041 in Heritage sale 3064 (Chicago, April 2018), where it sold for $336. The catalog description noted, "George II 6 Pence 1731 MS62 PCGS. Russet toning on the obverse contributes to an aged appearance, while dark toning accents on the reverse draw beautiful emphasis to the intricate devices. From the Jamestown Collection." This type is listed in various varieties for 1728-41, including KM 564.1 (plain) struck 1728; KM 564.2 (plumes) struck 1728; KM 564.3 (roses and plumes, shown here) struck 1728-36; KM 564.4 (roses) struck 1739, 1741). A heavily used denomination, it is common in low grade but scarce choice.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 3.01 g, .925 fine silver.
Catalog reference: KM 564.3.
- Lobel, Richard, Mark Davidson, Allan Hailstone and Eleni Calligas, Coincraft's Standard Catalogue of English and UK Coins, 1066 to Date, London: Coincraft, 1995.
- Rayner, P. Alan, and Maurice Bull, English Silver Coinage from 1649, 6th Ed., London: Spink & Son, 2015.
- Skingley, Philip, ed., Standard Catalogue of British Coins: Coins of England & the United Kingdom, 46th edition, London: Spink & Son, 2011.
- Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
- Cristiano Bierrenbach and Warren Tucker, Heritage World Coin Auction 3064, featuring the Doug Robins Collection of Canadian Tokens, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2018.