Great Britain 1871 penny

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 NYINC sale, lot 20382
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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 NYINC sale, lot 22964
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The first specimen was lot 20382 in Stack's Bowers 2018 NYINC sale (New York, January 2018), where it sold for $1,140. The catalog description[1] noted, "GREAT BRITAIN. Penny, 1871. PCGS MS-64 RB Secure Holder. VERY SCARCE date. Good strike with attractive tone and splashes of mint luster on both sides. From the Brighton Collection." The second specimen was lot 22964 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2018), where it sold for $144. The catalog description[1] noted, "GREAT BRITAIN. Penny, 1871. NGC VF-35 BN. VERY SCARCE date. From the Brighton Collection." This penny was struck 1860-73 in several varieties and is common, tho the proofs are rare. Worn specimens fill dealer junk boxes. Numerous varieties exist.

Recorded mintage: 1,290,000, a scarce date, rare in high grade.

Specification: 9.4 g, bronze, 30.8 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: S-3954; KM-749.2.

Source:

  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio, John Kraljevich and Cris Chatigny, The January 2018 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, featuring the Eldorado Collection of Colombian and Ecuadorian Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2017.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • 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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