Great Britain 1886 3 pence

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Sincona sale 23, lot 2655
This specimen was lot 2655 in Sincona sale 23 (Zurich, May 2015), where it sold for 50 CHF (about US$63 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"GROSSBRITANNIEN, Victoria, 1837-1901 3 Pence 1886. Vorzüglich-FDC. (Great Britain, queen Victoria (1837-1901), three pence of 1886, extremely fine to uncirculated.)"
This threepence, roughly equal to a half dime, was struck 1838-87 and is common in all grades.

Recorded mintage: 6,157,000 plus 4,488 for the Maundy sets.

Specification: 1.41 g, .925 fine silver. This specimen 1.41 g.

Catalog reference: KM 730; S. 3914D.

Source:

  • Bressett, Kenneth E., A Guide Book of English Coins, Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, 2nd Ed., Racine, WI: Whitman Publishing, 1962.
  • Lobel, Richard, Mark Davidson, Allan Hailstone and Eleni Calligas, Coincraft's Standard Catalogue of English and UK Coins, 1066 to Date, London: Coincraft, 1995.
  • Skingley, Philip, ed., Standard Catalogue of British Coins: Coins of England & the United Kingdom, 46th edition, London: Spink & Son, 2011.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • [1]Richter, Jürg, Ruedi Kunzmann and Arne Kirsch, Numismatic Coins & Medals, Auction 23, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2015.

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