Great Britain 1741 shilling
This specimen was lot 2082 in Goldberg sale 106 (Los Angeles, September 2018), where it sold for $228. The catalog description noted, "Great Britain. Shilling, 1741. George II. Roses. Toned. PCGS graded AU-55." This type was struck with numerous variants 1727-41 and is fairly common in worn condition. A scarce 1739/7 overdate is reported. 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: 6.02 g, .925 fine silver.
Catalog reference: S.3701; ESC-1202; KM 561.4.
- 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.
- Skingley, Philip, ed., Standard Catalogue of British Coins: Coins of England & the United Kingdom, 46th edition, London: Spink & Son, 2011.
- Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, John Lavender, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 106: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2018.