Great Britain 1741 6 pence

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Goldberg sale 110, lot 2251
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This specimen was lot 2251 in Goldberg sale 110 (Los Angeles, June 2019), where it sold for $504. The catalog description[1] noted, "Great Britain. Sixpence, 1741. George II. Roses in angles on reverse. Obverse portrait of king. Reverse: Crowned cruciform shields. Bright, well struck and lustrous. An appealing uncirculated piece. NGC graded AU-58." This type was also struck in 1739. The mint did not produce near enough small change for the industrial boom of the eighteenth century, leading to a proliferation of private tokens. The situation would not be rectified until the reform of 1817.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.01 g, .925 fine silver.

Catalog reference: S.3708; ESC-1613; KM-564.4.


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • [1]Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, John Lavender, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 110: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2019.

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