Great Britain 1870 2 pence
This silver two pence or "tuppence" was struck during the reign of Victoria, queen of Britain 1837-1901. The type was struck 1838-1887 for the Maundy sets. The only dates struck for circulation are 1838, 1843 and 1848 and were exported to various British colonies. As most Maundy sets were carefully preserved by their recipients, Maundy coins are today much more available than the low mintage would indicate.
Recorded mintage: 5,347 struck for Maundy sets.
Specification: 0.94 g, .925 fine silver, .028 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: KM 729.
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