Great Britain 1816 6 pence

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Ponterio sale 176, lot 34821
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from Stack's Bowers 2016 ANA sale, part of lot 23113
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The first specimen was lot 34821 in Ponterio sale 177 (Chicago, August 2013), where it sold for $235. The catalog description[1] noted, "GREAT BRITAIN. 6 Pence, 1816. PCGS MS-64." The second specimen was part of lot 23133 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Anaheim, CA, August 2016), which sold for $399.50. The catalog description[2] noted, "MIXED LOTS. Three Certified World Coins, 1816-63. NGC SP-64 to MS-65. KM-2113, KM-665, KM-40. A lucrative offering of high grade minor coinage. Beginning with an 1816 Austrian Kreuzer in MS-65 RB, followed by an 1816 Great Britain 6 Pence in MS-65 with a super strike and lovely light iridescent toning. The lot is completed with a specimen struck 1863-H Haiti 10 Centimes in SP-65 BN with some of the most sensational toning you will ever see on a bronze coin. Close inspection of this coin alone should prove to make this an irresistible lot. A grouping that is sure to please with an estimated retail value of at least $500. Inspection advised." The type was struck 1816-20 and features the bust of George III, by then subject to the regency of his son the Prince of Wales. Proofs exist.

Recorded mintage: unknown but the most common date.

Specification: 2.82 g, .925 fine silver, .084 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: S-3791; KM-665.


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  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 177: The August 2013 Chicago ANA Auction, World Coins, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2013.
  • [2]Ponterio, Richard, The August 2016 Anaheim ANA Auction: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2016.

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