Great Britain 1888 6 pence

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Goldberg sale 84, lot 4332
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This specimen was lot 4332 in Goldberg sale 84 (Los Angeles, January 2015), where it sold for $105.75. The catalog description[1] noted, "Great Britain. Sixpence, 1888. Victoria. Delightful golden blue tone. Crisp mint state. NGC graded MS-65." This sixpence with the "Jubilee head" of the queen was issued 1887-93 in large numbers and is common tho choice specimens are seldom seen. The 1887 was extensively saved and is the most available date.

Recorded mintage: 4,198,000 plus proofs.

Specification: 2.83 g, .925 silver.

Catalog reference: S.3929; ESC-1756; KM-760.


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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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