Great Britain 1759 penny

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Heritage sale 3064, lot 33038
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This specimen was lot 33038 in Heritage sale 3064 (Chicago, April 2018), where it sold for $156. The catalog description[1] noted, "George II Penny 1759 MS64 PCGS. Fully mint-state, and as such, difficult to encounter in this condition. Slightly watery surfaces on the obverse, with russet accents on the reverse. 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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  • 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.
  • [1]Cristiano Bierrenbach and Warren Tucker, Heritage World Coin Auction 3064, featuring the Doug Robins Collection of Canadian Tokens, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2018.

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