Great Britain 1838 4 pence

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Heritage sale 3020, part of lot 24090
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was part of lot 24090 in Heritage sale 3020 (Long Beach, September 2012), where it sold for $646.75. The catalog description[1] noted, "Victoria and later coppers, bronzes and silver: a mixed lot of pleasing type coins, mostly Victoria and very choice, also an Edward VII Penny 1902 with luster, and a George VI Crown 1937. Some gorgeous silver coins included here, so have a good look!" This fourpence or groat was struck for circulation in Great Britain and British Guiana 1838-55. The Maundy groat used the same obverse but a different reverse and was struck 1838-87.

Recorded mintage: 2,150,000.

Specification: 1.89 g, .925 fine silver, .056 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 731.1.


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  • Lobel, Richard, Mark Davidson, Allan Hailstone and Eleni Calligas, Coincraft's Standard Catalogue of English and UK Coins, 1066 to Date, London: Coincraft, 1995.
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  • [1]Tucker, Warren, and Cris Bierrenbach, Heritage Signature Auction 3020: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2012.

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