Great Britain 1800 4 pence
This specimen was part of lot 23051 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), which sold for $432. The catalog description noted, "GREAT BRITAIN. Maundy Set, 1800. 4 pieces in set. Each is well struck with varying degrees of attractive tone. Overall a nice looking set. PCGS MS-62 (2), AU-55 (1), & MS-63 (1) Secure Holders." This type was struck 1795 and 1800 only and, tho not rare, is difficult to find in nice condition. The silver groat, or fourpence, was introduced n medieval times.
Specification: 2.01 g, .925 fine silver.
Recorded Mintage: unknown.
Catalog reference: S-3764 (set); KM-MDS62 (set), KM 617, S-3752.
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- 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.
- Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio and Chris Chatigny, The August 2018 Philadelphia ANA Auction: World Coins and Selections from the El Dorado Collection of Colombian Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2018.