Great Britain 1849 4 pence
This specimen was lot 2283 in Goldberg sale 81 (Los Angeles, September 2014), where it sold for $282. The catalog description noted, "Great Britain. Groat, 1849. Victoria. Currency issue. With golden green iridescent tone, this coin is normally encountered in low grade. A stunning piece and excessively rare in top grade. NGC graded MS-66." This four pence or groat was struck for circulation 1838-55, after which the denomination was abandoned. The Maundy sets used a four pence with a different reverse 1838-87.
Recorded mintage: 380,000 plus 4,158 for the Maundy sets (KM 732).
Specification: 1.88 g, .925 fine silver, .056 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: S.3913; KM-731.1.
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- Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, Aleeza Brown, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 81: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2014.