Great Britain 1855 6 pence

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Künker sale 293, lot 1993
This specimen was lot 1993 in Künker sale 293 (Osnabruck, Germany, July 2017), where it sold for €240 (about US$290 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"GROSSBRITANNIEN, Victoria, 1837-1901. 6 Pence 1855, London. First young head. Prachtexemplar mit herrlicher Patina. Fast Stempelglanz. (kingdom of Great Britain, Victoria, 1837-1901, sixpence of 1855, young head. Prooflike with handsome patina, about uncirculated.)"
This type was struck 1838-66 in large quantities with a slightly modified obverse continuing until 1887.

Recorded mintage: 1,129,000 plus proofs.

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, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • Bressett, Kenneth E., A Guide Book of English Coins, Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, 2nd Ed., Racine, WI: Whitman Publishing, 1962.
  • Rayner, P. Alan, and Maurice Bull, English Silver Coinage from 1649, 6th Ed., London: Spink & Son, 2015.
  • Skingley, Philip, ed., Standard Catalogue of British Coins: Coins of England & the United Kingdom, 46th edition, London: Spink & Son, 2011.
  • [1]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Katalog 293: Münzen aus Mittelalter und Neuzeit u. a. die westfälischen Privatsammlungen Werner Bröker und Bernd Terletzki, Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2017.

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