Great Britain 1848 penny

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Heritage sale 3020, lot 24094
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 24094 in Heritage sale 3020 (Long Beach, September 2012), where it sold for $528.75. The catalog description[1] noted, "Victoria Penny 1848/7, Young Head, MS64 BN NGC, sharply struck and having luscious reddish brown surfaces, glossy luster, almost entirely mark free. Super-clear 8/7 overdate -- neither noticed nor noted on the grading insert by the experts at NGC." This penny was struck 1841-60 and is common. It shares the same design with the farthing and half penny. The catalog mentions the 1848/6 and 1848/7 overdates but the 1848/7 is not awarded a premium.

Recorded mintage: 161,000.

Specification: copper.

Catalog reference: S-3948, KM 739.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • Bressett, Kenneth E., A Guide Book of English Coins, Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, 2nd Ed., Racine, WI: Whitman Publishing, 1962.
  • Lobel, Richard, Mark Davidson, Allan Hailstone and Eleni Calligas, Coincraft's Standard Catalogue of English and UK Coins, 1066 to Date, London: Coincraft, 1995.
  • [1]Tucker, Warren, and Cris Bierrenbach, Heritage Signature Auction 3020: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2012.

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