Great Britain 1839 6 pence

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Ponterio sale 169, lot 10433
Great Britain 1839 6 pence rev Ponterio 169-10433.jpg

This specimen was lot 10433 in Ponterio sale 169 (Baltimore, November 2012), where it sold for $546. The catalog description[1] noted, "GREAT BRITAIN. 6 Pence, 1839. PCGS PROOF-64 Secure Holder. Attractive, deep tone." This type was struck 1838-66 in large quantities with a slightly modified obverse continuing until 1887.

Recorded mintage: 3,311,000 plus proofs.

Specification: 2.82 g, .925 silver, .084 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: S-3908; KM-733.1.


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  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 169: The November 2012 Baltimore Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2012.

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