Great Britain 1817 6 pence
This specimen was lot 40347 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2019), where it sold for $1,320. The catalog description noted, "GREAT BRITAIN. 6 Pence, 1817. NGC PROOF-63. Plain edge. Impressively bold through the designs with high rims and watery reflectivity in the fields that confirm presentation quality. Old tone, comprised of a mixture of rich rainbow hues, contributes even more to the highly charming appearance. RARE and highly coveted in this Proof format." 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.
Recorded mintage: 10,922,000, most common date. Proofs come plain or reeded edge.
Specification: 2.82 g, .925 fine silver, .084 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: S-3791; KM-665.
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