Great Britain 1834 2 pence
This specimen was part of lot 23063 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), which sold for $660. The catalog description noted, "GREAT BRITAIN. Maundy Set, 1834. PCGS PL-64 & PL-65 Secure Holders. 4 pieces in set. Includes: Penny (PCGS PL-64), 2 Pence (PCGS PL-64+), 3 Pence (PCGS PL-65), and 4 Pence (PCGS PL-64). From a mintage of only 2,574 pieces. Each is sharply struck with flashy proof-like surfaces and frosted devices. Each displays a plethora of complementary colors which seamlessly transitions into each other. A lovely well matched set with great eye appeal. Clearly a set which sat for a prolonged period of time undisturbed. PCGS PL-64 (2), PL-64+ (1), & PL-65 (1) Secure Holders." This type was struck for the Maundy sets 1831-37 altho the tuppence had long ceased to circulate.
Specification: 0.94 g, .925 fine silver.
Recorded Mintage: 3,564.
Catalog reference: KM-MDS82 (set); S-3840 (set), KM 709, S-3843.
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