Great Britain 1831 6 pence

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Heritage sale 3021, lot 20933
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 20933 in Heritage sale 3021 (New York, January 2013), where it sold for $3,290. The catalog description[1] noted, "William IV Proof Sixpence 1831, reeded edge, coin-rotation die alignment, PR67+ Cameo PCGS, a pristine coin, deeply mirrored and as struck with splashes of splendid, delicate red-gold iridescent toning. None finer could exist. Struck for the Coronation Proof Set of this year. From The Kairos Collection." This type was struck for William IV 1831-37 in fairly large numbers and this is the most available date. A few palladium proofs are recorded.

Recorded mintage: 1,340,000 plus proofs.

Specification: 2.82 (not 3.01) g, .925 fine silver.

Catalog reference: S-3836, KM 712.


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  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3021, featuring the Cecil Webster, Richard P. Ariagno and Elizabeth McPhall Charters Collection, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2012.

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