Great Britain 1864 shilling

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from the Stack's Bowers 2019 ANA sale, lot 22817
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Sincona sale 59, lot 1517
The first specimen was lot 22817 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Chicago, August 2019), where it sold for $240. The catalog description[1] noted, "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[2] 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.

Source:

  • Bressett, Kenneth E., A Guide Book of English Coins, Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, 2nd Ed., Racine, WI: Whitman Publishing, 1962.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • Lobel, Richard, Mark Davidson, Allan Hailstone and Eleni Calligas, Coincraft's Standard Catalogue of English and UK Coins, 1066 to Date, London: Coincraft, 1995.
  • Skingley, Philip, ed., Standard Catalogue of British Coins: Coins of England & the United Kingdom, 46th edition, London: Spink & Son, 2011.
  • Rayner, P. Alan, and Maurice Bull, English Silver Coinage from 1649, 6th Ed., London: Spink & Son, 2015.
  • [1]Orsini, Matt, Richard Ponterio and Kyle Ponterio, The August 2019 Chicago ANA Auction: World Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2019.
  • [2]Richter, Jurg, Sincona Auction 59: Gold and Silver Coins and Medals; Coins and Medals from Switzerland, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2019.

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