Great Britain 1851 6 pence

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Heritage sale 3020, lot 24095
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 24095 in Heritage sale 3020 (Long Beach, September 2012), where it sold for $1,057.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Victoria Sixpence 1851, Young Head, MS66 NGC, a sharply struck gem with beautiful golden bluish green iridescent toning. Rare so fine." This type was struck 1838-66 in large quantities with a slightly modified obverse continuing until 1887.

Recorded mintage: 2,288,000.

Specification: 2.82 g (not 3.01 g as reported in the SCWC), .925 fine silver, 19.3 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: S-3908, KM 733.1.

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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