Great Britain 1877 6 pence

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Goldberg sale 84, lot 4307
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This specimen was lot 4307 in Goldberg sale 84 (Los Angeles, January 2015), where it sold for $446.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Great Britain. Sixpence, 1877. Victoria. Young head. No Die number. Bright with a light golden tinge of toning. A very attractive mint state mid-Victorian coin. NGC graded MS-65." This sixpence, roughly equal to a dime, was struck 1838-87 and is common in all grades. This date comes with and without die numbers.

Recorded mintage: 4,066,000.

Specification: 2.83 g, .925 silver.

Catalog reference: S.3911; ESC-1732; KM-751.2.


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  • [1]Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, Aleeza Brown, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 84: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2014.

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