Great Britain 1735 penny
This specimen was lot 33032 in Heritage sale 3064 (Chicago, April 2018), where it sold for $156. The catalog description noted, "George II Penny 1735 MS63 PCGS. A choice piece with light toning and noticeable underlying luster. From the Jamestown Collection." In the eighteenth century, until the introduction of the Boulton and Watt penny of 1797, this denomination was still struck in silver as it had been since the Middle Ages. Most survivors of the reign of George II come from Maundy sets, as this one does.
Recorded mintage: unknown but not rare.
Specification: 0.50 g, .925 fine silver.
Catalog reference: S.3715A; ESC-2345A, KM 567.
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