Great Britain 1854 shilling
This specimen was lot 20636 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Anaheim, CA, August 2016), where it did not sell. The catalog description noted, "GREAT BRITAIN. Shilling, 1854. NGC MS-65. RARE date and the single finest graded at NGC. Stunning pewter toning infused with much iridescent color. When combined with the terrific state of preservation seen here, an irresistible offering that is certain to generate enthusiastic competition among new potential owners." This type was struck 1838-66 in large quantities with a slightly modified obverse obtaining until 1887. Note the clashed reverse die.
Recorded mintage: 582,000.
Specification: 5.65 g, .925 fine silver, reeded edge.
Catalog reference: S-3904; KM-734.1; Esc-3004.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
- Ponterio, Richard, The August 2016 Anaheim ANA Auction: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2016.