Great Britain 1818 4 pence

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Heritage sale 3042, part of lot 33372
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was part of lot 33372 in Heritage sale 3042 (Long Beach, September 2015), which sold for $352.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "George III Four Coin Maundy Set 1818 UNC. A notable set that would enhance any collection. Old collector toning with a crisp strike." This type was struck 1817-20 and is the most expensive of the Maundy coins. Silver groats are still struck for the Maundy sets but the last circulation issue was in 1855.

Recorded mintage: 1,188 for Maundy sets plus more for circulation.

Specification: 1.88 g, .925 fine silver.

Catalog reference: KM 671, S-3716, KM-MDS64 (set).


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