Great Britain 1780 3 pence
This specimen was part of lot 70687 in Stack's Bowers Collector's Choice sale (Santa Ana, CA, May 2018), which sold for $408. The catalog description noted, "GREAT BRITAIN. Maundy Set, 1780. George III (1760-1820). 4 pieces in set. Penny, 2 Pence, 3 Pence, and 4 Pence. All pieces of set exhibit areas of dark peacock toning in the peripheries. A nice evenly matched set, all with good strikes." This type was struck 1763-86 and, tho not rare, is difficult to find in nice condition.
Specification: 1.50 g, .925 fine silver, .052 troy oz ASW.
Recorded Mintage: unknown.
Catalog reference: KM 591; Maundy set: S-3762; KM-MDS57.
- 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.
- Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio and Chris Chatigny, The May 2018 Collector's Choice Sale, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2018.