Great Britain 1836 1-1/2 pence
This specimen was lot 474 in Classical Numismatic Group's sale of the Lissner Collection (Chicago, August 2014), where it sold for $193.60. The catalog description noted, "GREAT BRITAIN, Hanover. William IV. 1830-1837. AR 1½ Pence. Struck for use in Ceylon. London mint. Dated 1836. In NGC encapsulation graded MS 64. Choice deeply toned uncirculated. Purchased from M. Louis Teller, July 1981." This type was struck 1834-37 for circulation in Jamaica and Ceylon. The denomination was also struck 1838-43 and 1860-70 with the portrait of Queen Victoria, after which it was discontinued.
Recorded mintage: 31,000 (scarcest date).
Specification: 0.70 g, .925 fine silver. This specimen Ø12 mm, 0.71 g, 6h axis.
Catalog reference: KM 719; Cr 40, SCBC 3839.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
- Teller, M. Louis, and Victor England, Jr., The Richard Lissner Collection, Lancaster, PA: Classical Numismatic Group, 2014.