Great Britain 1882-H penny
This specimen was lot 1065 in Stack's Bowers ANA auction (Chicago, August 2014), where it sold for $230. The catalog description noted, "GREAT BRITAIN. Penny, 1882-H. PCGS PROOF-65 RB. Obverse 12, reverse N. Rich deep brown toning. From the Kevin Tierney Collection." This is the last year of production from Heaton. This penny was struck 1874-94 in several varieties and is common, tho the proofs are rare. Worn specimens fill dealer junk boxes. Numerous varieties exist.
Recorded mintage: 7,526,000 plus proofs, a common date.
Specification: 9.4 g, bronze, 30.8 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: S-3955; KM-755; Freeman-115.
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