Great Britain 1844 shilling

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Heritage sale 3049, lot 30965
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This specimen was lot 30965 in Heritage sale 3049 (Long Beach, September 2016), where it sold for $646.25. The catalog description[1] noted, "Victoria Shilling 1844 MS65 PCGS, Royal mint. Young Head. A sublime jewel, boldly defined and with subtle champagne and baby blue opalescence that whirls about the argent surfaces, featuring crisp motifs throughout and faint die-clash lines on the reverse. Scarce so fine, and a remarkable piece in hand." This type was struck 1838-66 in large quantities with a slightly modified obverse continuing until 1887.

Recorded mintage: 4,467,000.

Specification: 5.65 g, .925 fine silver, .168 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: KM 734.1; S.3904.

Source:

  • [1]Cristiano Bierrenbach, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World Coin Auction 3049, featuring the Ohio Valley Collection, the Redwood Collection and the F.P. Briand Collection, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2016.
  • Lobel, Richard, Mark Davidson, Allan Hailstone and Eleni Calligas, Coincraft's Standard Catalogue of English and UK Coins, 1066 to Date, London: Coincraft, 1995.
  • Bressett, Kenneth E., A Guide Book of English Coins, Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, 2nd Ed., Racine, WI: Whitman Publishing, 1962.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.

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