Great Britain 1844 crown

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Ponterio sale 173, lot 1349
Great Britain 1844 crown rev Ponterio 173-1340.jpg

This specimen was lot 1340 in Ponterio sale 173 (New York, January 2013), where it sold for $441. The catalog description[2] noted, "GREAT BRITAIN. Crown, 1844. PCGS Genuine--Cleaning, AU Details Secure Holder." This type was issued 1839 and 1844-47. No further crowns were struck for circulation until 1887.

Recorded mintage: 94,000 plus proofs.

Specification: 28.27 g, .925 fine silver, .840 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: Dav-105, KM-741, S-3882.


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  • [2]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio Sale 173: The January NYINC 2013 Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2012.

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