Great Britain 1842 6 pence
This specimen was lot 2630 in Goldberg sale 100 (Los Angeles, September 2017), where it did not sell. The catalog description 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.
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- Skingley, Philip, ed., Standard Catalogue of British Coins: Coins of England & the United Kingdom, 46th edition, London: Spink & Son, 2011.
- 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.