Great Britain 1873 shilling

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Heritage sale 3021, lot 20993
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 20993 in Heritage sale 3021 (New York, January 2013), where it sold for $1,292.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Victoria Shilling 1873, Young Head, Die #114, MS66+ PCGS, fully struck with lovely golden blue iridescence. From The Kairos Collection." This shilling was struck 1838-87 for circulation. This date is common.

Recorded mintage: 6,590,000.

Specification: 5.65 g, .925 fine silver.

Catalog reference: S-3906A, KM 734.2.


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  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3021, featuring the Cecil Webster, Richard P. Ariagno and Elizabeth McPhall Charters Collection, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2012.

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