Great Britain 1800 penny

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Goldberg sale 100, lot 2600
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This specimen was lot 2600 in Goldberg sale 100 (Los Angeles, September 2017), where it sold for $88. The catalog description[1] noted, "Great Britain. Maundy Penny, 1800. George III. Obverse draped bust of king, reverse crowned numeral 1. A Proof-Like with choice iridescent golden green and lavender toning, this is amazingly well struck for such a tiny coin. Made at the turn of the 19th century when Napoleon dominated Europe- and only 24 years after the American Declaration of Independence. Choice Uncirculated." This type was struck 1795 and 1800 only and, tho not rare, is difficult to find in nice condition. It is difficult to appreciate that prior to 1797, all English pennies were struck in silver, a holdover from medieval issues.

Specification: 0.50 g, .925 fine silver, .014 troy oz ASW.

Recorded Mintage: unknown.

Catalog reference: S-3764 (set); KM-MDS62 (set), S-3761, KM 614.


  • 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.
  • 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]Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, John Lavender, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 100: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2017.

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