Great Britain 1880 half penny
This specimen was lot 2378 in Goldberg sale 110 (Los Angeles, June 2019), where it did not sell. The catalog description noted, "Great Britain. Halfpenny, 1880. Victor[ia]. Obverse: Wyon's young 'bun head' portrait of queen. Reverse: Britannia. Uncirculated with much mint red. Rare. NGC graded MS-64 Red & Brown." This type was struck 1860-94. It superseded the larger copper half penny heretofore issued. This is a fairly common date.
Recorded mintage: 2,423,000 plus proofs.
Specification: 5.7 g, copper.
Catalog reference: S.3956; KM-754.
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- Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, John Lavender, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 110: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2019.