Great Britain 1871 6 pence

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Heritage sale 3024, lot 24314
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 24314 in Heritage sale 3024 (Chicago, April 2013), where it sold for $705. The catalog description[1] noted, "Victoria Sixpence 1871, Young Head, Die #15, MS66 PCGS, technically just about all anyone could want in a tanner of this type, boldly detailed with luster showing strongly under lovely silvery bluish gray toning. One of the nicest ever seen. From The Kairos Collection." This type was struck 1838-66 in large quantities with a slightly modified obverse continuing until 1887.

Recorded mintage: 3,663,000 plus proofs.

Specification: 2.82 g, .925 fine silver, .084 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: S-3910, KM 751.1.

Sources:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • 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.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3024, featuring the Kairos and Elizabeth McPhall Charters Collections, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.

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