Great Britain 1740 3 pence
This specimen was part of lot 33320 in Heritage sale 3042 (Long Beach, September 2015), which sold for $493.50. The catalog description noted, "George II Four Coin Maundy Set 1740 AU. Youthful portrait of the king. Choice Almost Uncirculated with resplendent luster." Silver threepence of George II were struck 1729-46 and 1760 for Maundy sets and circulation. The denomination is still struck for the Maundy sets.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 1.50 g, .925 fine silver.
Catalog reference: KM 569, S-3716, KM-MDS49 (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.