Great Britain 1868 1/3 farthing

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Heritage sale 3064, lot 31054
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This specimen was lot 31054 in Heritage sale 3064 (Chicago, April 2018), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "Victoria Proof 1/3 Farthing 1868 PR67 Red and Brown PCGS, Royal mint. An unusual denomination of 0.0833 of one penny, this scarce proof boasts the highest certification by two points across both NGC and PCGS. Its unmatched technical grade extends into its eye appeal, the portrait of young Victoria surely cameo-worthy, picked out in a frosty rose-gold against bright coppery fields which show no hints of hairlines nor detracting marks. An overall spectacular offering, unmatched within this denomination, and not one to disappoint." This type was struck 1866-68 and 1876-85 for several of Britain's colonies.

Recorded mintage: 144,000 plus proofs.

Specification: bronze.

Catalog reference: KM 750, S-3960.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • [1]Cristiano Bierrenbach and Warren Tucker, Heritage World Coin Auction 3064, featuring the Doug Robins Collection of Canadian Tokens, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2018.
  • Bressett, Kenneth E., A Guide Book of English Coins, Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, 2nd Ed., Racine, WI: Whitman Publishing, 1962.
  • 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.

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