Great Britain 1866 penny

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Heritage sale 3049, lot 33330
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 33330 in Heritage sale 3049 (Long Beach, September 2016), where it sold for $705. The catalog description[1] noted, "Victoria Penny 1866 MS65 Red and Brown PCGS. Bun Head type. With an overall enchanting appearance." This type was struck 1860-74 at London and Heaton with a slightly modified obverse extending to 1894.

Recorded mintage: 9,999,000.

Specification: 9.4 g, bronze, 31 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 749.2, Freeman-52.


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  • [1]Cristiano Bierrenbach, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World Coin Auction 3049, featuring the Ohio Valley Collection, the Redwood Collection and the F.P. Briand Collection, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2016.

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