Great Britain 1868 4 pence

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Stack's Bowers 2017 NYINC sale, part of lot 6619
photo courtesy Stack's Bowers LLC

This specimen was part of lot 6619 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2017), which sold for $376. The catalog description[1] noted, "GREAT BRITAIN. Maundy Set, 1868. NGC MS-63 (1), 64 (1) & 65 (2). Nice even tone, an attractive set. From the Q. David Bowers Collection. Ex: Baldwins Sale #77 09/2012, Lot #2832." This type, KM 732, was struck 1838-87 for Maundy sets only. A groat was struck for circulation 1838-55 but used a different reverse.

Recorded mintage: 4,158.

Specification: 1.88 g, .925 fine silver.

Catalog reference: KM 732, S-3916; KM-MDS-112 (set); ESC-2480.


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