Great Britain 1891 penny

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Heritage sale 3024, part of lot 27766
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was part of lot 27766 in Heritage sale 3024 (Chicago, April 2013), which did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "Charles II and Victoria, a curious 2-piece lot, uncertified, consisting of a Crown of Charles II 1679, VG, and a Victorian Bun Head Penny 1891, RB UNC." This type was struck 1860-74 at London and Heaton with a slightly modified obverse extending to 1894.

Recorded mintage: 17,886,000 plus proofs.

Specification: 8.8 g, bronze.

Catalog reference: KM 755.


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  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3024, featuring the Kairos and Elizabeth McPhall Charters Collections, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.

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