Great Britain 1878 6 pence

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from Steve Album sale 27, lot 1453
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This specimen was lot 1453 in Stephen Album sale 27 (Santa Rosa, CA, January 2017), where it sold for $129.25. The catalog description[1] noted, "GREAT BRITAIN: Victoria, 1837-1901, AR 6 pence, 1878. Die number 17, NGC graded MS64." This sixpence, roughly equal to a dime, was struck 1838-87 and is common in all grades. A rare 1878/7 overdate exists. This date comes with and without die numbers.

Recorded mintage: 2,625,000.

Specification: 2.83 g, .925 silver.

Catalog reference: KM-751.1.


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  • [1]Album, Stephen, Joseph Lang, Paul Montz, Michael Barry and Norman Douglas Nicol, Auction 27, featuring the Dr. Paul Stevens Collection of Indian Coins, Part VI, Santa Rosa, CA: Stephen Album Rare Coins, Inc., 2016.

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