Great Britain 1746 farthing

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Stack's Bowers 2015 NYINC sale, lot 3828
Great Britain Stacks Jan15-3828r.jpg

This specimen was lot 3828 in Stack's-Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2015), where it sold for $235. The catalog description[1] noted, "GREAT BRITAIN. Farthing, 1746. George II (1727-60). PCGS MS-64 BN Secure Holder. Glossy mahogany toning with traces of mint orange luster around some devices." This type was struck 1746-54 and is not rare in worn condition but very scarce choice; the lucky bidder on this lot obtained a bargain.

Specification: copper.

Recorded Mintage: unknown.

Catalog reference: S-3722; KM-581.2.

Source:

  • 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.
  • Skingley, Philip, ed., Standard Catalogue of British Coins: Coins of England & the United Kingdom, 46th edition, London: Spink & Son, 2011.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, The January 2015 NYINC Auction: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Featuring the John W. Adams and Ray Czabor Collections, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2014.

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