Great Britain 1908 2 pence

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Heritage sale 3064, part of lot 33136
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This specimen was part of lot 33136 in Heritage sale 3064 (Chicago, April 2018), which sold for $408. The catalog description[1] noted, "Four-Piece Certified Edward VII Maundy Set 1908, all graded MS67 NGC, KM 795, -796, -797.2, and -798. A splendid collection of Maundy issues, many of which display hints greenish-blue, magenta, and golden color." The Maundy sets, originally a set of silver one, two, three and fourpence given to the poor, were a fusty tradition by the reign of Edward VII. Only the threepence still matched a coin used in circulation. The sets swiftly passed into the hands of collectors and saved, making them common today.

Recorded mintage: 15,000, all for sets.

Specification: 0.94 g, .925 fine silver.

Catalog reference: S-3988; KM 796.


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  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [1]Cristiano Bierrenbach and Warren Tucker, Heritage World Coin Auction 3064, featuring the Doug Robins Collection of Canadian Tokens, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2018.

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