Great Britain 1908 penny

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Goldberg sale 85, lot 3907
photo courtesy Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

This specimen was lot 3907 in Goldberg sale 85 (Los Angeles, June 2015), where it sold for $100. The catalog description[1] noted, "Great Britain. Penny, 1908. Edward VII. Uncirculated with virtually full original mint red. This is the rare type of 1907 (Freeman 164 - Obverse 1/reverse C). Difficult to find in top grades." This type was struck 1902-10 in substantial numbers. Worn specimens fill dealer junk boxes but nice specimens are scarce.

Recorded mintage: 31,506,000.

Specification: 9.4 g, bronze, 31 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: S.3990; KM-794.2.


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  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [1]Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, Aleeza Brown, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 85: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2015.

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