Great Britain 1842 6 pence

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Goldberg sale 100, lot 2630
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This specimen was lot 2630 in Goldberg sale 100 (Los Angeles, September 2017), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "Great Britain. Sixpence, 1842. Victoria Young Head. Seemingly under-graded as this coin is truly pristine with the most intense, brilliant silvery luster we have ever seen on this type, as well as beautiful iridescent highlights; fully struck, too, from lightly clashed dies; finest example of this very early date we have seen. PCGS graded MS-66." This type was struck 1838-66 in large quantities with a slightly modified obverse continuing until 1887.

Recorded mintage: 602,000.

Specification: 2.82 g (not 3.01 g as reported in the SCWC), .925 fine silver, 19.3 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: S.3908; ESC-1688, KM 733.1.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • Bressett, Kenneth E., A Guide Book of English Coins, Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, 2nd Ed., Racine, WI: Whitman Publishing, 1962.
  • Rayner, P. Alan, and Maurice Bull, English Silver Coinage from 1649, 6th Ed., London: Spink & Son, 2015.
  • Skingley, Philip, ed., Standard Catalogue of British Coins: Coins of England & the United Kingdom, 46th edition, London: Spink & Son, 2011.
  • [1]Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, John Lavender, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 100: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2017.

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