Great Britain 1870 shilling

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Sincona sale 47, lot 1844
This specimen was lot 1844 in Sincona sale 47 (Zurich, May 2018), where it sold for 80 CHF (about US$92 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"GREAT BRITAIN, Königreich, Victoria, 1837-1901. Shilling 1870, London. Stempelnummer 4. Fast vorzüglich. (kingdom of Great Britain, Victoria, 1837-1901, shilling of 1870, London mint, die number 4. About extremely fine.)"
This shilling was struck 1838-87 for circulation. This subtype, with die numbers, was issued 1867-79.

Recorded mintage: 1,467,000, a better date.

Specification: 5.65 g, .925 fine silver, this specimen 5.60 g.

Catalog reference: S-3906A, KM 734.2.


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  • Lobel, Richard, Mark Davidson, Allan Hailstone and Eleni Calligas, Coincraft's Standard Catalogue of English and UK Coins, 1066 to Date, London: Coincraft, 1995.
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  • [1]Richter, Jürg, Auction 47, World Coins and Medals, Coins and Medals from Switzerland, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2018.

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