Great Britain 1853 6 pence
This specimen was lot 24311 in Heritage sale 3024 (Chicago, April 2013), where it sold for $3,818.75. The catalog description noted, "Victoria Sixpence 1853, Young Head, MS68 PCGS, just splendid, in fact one of the best English silver coins of any type we have seen, with intense luster, super-bold details, flawless surfaces, a flashy snow-white brilliant reverse with a hint of golden iridescent hues, and an obverse sheathed in an exquisite blend of golden blue iridescence. Pristine! From The Kairos Collection." This type was struck 1838-66 in large quantities with a slightly modified obverse continuing until 1887.
Recorded mintage: 3,838,000 plus proofs.
Specification: 2.82 g, .925 fine silver, .084 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: S-3908, KM 733.1.
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