Great Britain 1893 3 pence KM-758

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Heritage sale 3076, lot 34056
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This specimen was lot 34056 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $252. The catalog description[1] noted, "Great Britain: Victoria 3 Pence 1893 MS62 PCGS. Jubilee head. A gleaming white offering." By Victoria's reign, the silver penny, tuppence and groat were obsolete as circulating coins and were issued only for the Maundy sets. The silver threepence continued in circulation until after World War Two. Open 3 + closed 3 varieties exist for 1893.

Recorded mintage: 3,076,000, including the old head, which is much more common.

Specification: 1.41 g, .925 fine silver.

Catalog reference: KM 758.

Source:

  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • 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.
  • Rayner, P. Alan, and Maurice Bull, English Silver Coinage from 1649, 6th Ed., London: Spink & Son, 2015.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano and Warren Tucker, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3076, featuring the Allen Moretti Swiss Collection and the James Mossman Collection of Canadian Coinage, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2019.

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