Great Britain 1776 4 pence

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Goldberg sale 81, lot 2237
photo courtesy Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

This specimen was lot 2237 in Goldberg sale 81 (Los Angeles, September 2014), where it sold for $352.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Great Britain. Four Pence, 1776. George III. Beautifully toned high grade coin issued in the year of American Independence! This year rare in top sta[t]es of preservation. NGC graded MS-63." This type is listed for 1763-86 and has a fairly low catalog value. The four pence today appears only in Maundy sets.

Recorded mintage: unknown but not rare.

Specification: 2.00 g, .900 fine silver.

Catalog reference: S.3750, KM 596.1

Source:

  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • [1]Goldberg, Ira, and Larry Goldberg, Goldberg sale 65: The Pre-Long Beach Auction, Ancient and World Coins, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2011.

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