Great Britain 1864 shilling
GREAT BRITAIN. Shilling, 1864. London Mint. Victoria. PCGS MS-64 Gold Shield. Die number 11 below wreath. Sharply struck with light attractive tone and covered with soft satin luster." The second specimen was lot 1517 in Sincona sale 59 (Zurich, October 2019), where it sold for 225 CHF (about US$273 including buyer's fees). The catalog description noted,
"GREAT BRITAIN | Königreich, Victoria, 1837-1901. Shilling 1864, London. Die number 56. FDC. (kingdom of Great Britain, Victoria, 1837-1901, shilling of 1864, London mint. Uncirculated.)"This type was struck 1838-66 in large quantities with a slightly modified obverse continuing until 1887. Die numbers appeared 1864-67. This is a common date.
Recorded mintage: 4,519,000.
Specification: 5.65 g, .925 fine silver, .168 troy oz ASW, the second specimen is 5.67 g.
Catalog reference: KM 734.3, S-3905.
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