Great Britain 1831 penny

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Heritage sale 3015, lot 24971
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 24971 in Heritage sale 3015 (Long Beach, September 2011), where it sold for $1,380. The catalog description[1] noted, "William IV Proof Penny 1831, coin rotation die alignment, bronzed, PR65 PCGS, Gem Proof with beautiful chocolate brown surfaces. Very scarce, obviously taken from a Coronation set, and of solid value, as catalogue valuations have changed very little for years. 2011 SCBC value is £575. Should really be worth more for this premium specimen. A classic of the pre-Victorian age." The type, struck 1831, 1834 and 1837, is available in worn condition but quite expensive in the upper grades. The silver pennies used in the Maundy sets, tho struck in small quantities, are much more available because they were carefully saved.

Recorded mintage: 806,000.

Specification: copper.

Catalog reference: S-3845, P1457, KM 707.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • Bressett, Kenneth E., A Guide Book of English Coins, Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, 2nd Ed., Racine, WI: Whitman Publishing, 1962.
  • Lobel, Richard, Mark Davidson, Allan Hailstone and Eleni Calligas, Coincraft's Standard Catalogue of English and UK Coins, 1066 to Date, London: Coincraft, 1995.
  • Skingley, Philip, ed., Standard Catalogue of British Coins: Coins of England & the United Kingdom, 46th edition, London: Spink & Son, 2011.
  • [1]Cristiano Bierrenbach and Warren Tucker, Heritage World Coin Auction 3015, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2011.

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