Great Britain 1912-H penny

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Stack's Bowers ANA sale, part of lot 30606
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This specimen was part of lot 30606 in Stack's Bowers ANA auction (Chicago, August 2014), which sold for $340.75. The catalog description[1] noted, "GREAT BRITAIN. Pennies, 1912-H & 1919. 2 pieces in lot. Well struck examples with strong luster. The 1912 has some toning. The 1912-H is PCGS MS-63 RB.... From the Kevin Tierney Collection." This type was struck in large numbers 1911-26. The bust was modified in 1926 (KM 826) and again in 1928 (KM 838) to alleviate striking problems, including the "ghosting" visible on the reverse of this specimen.

Recorded mintage: 16,800,000 (a scarce date despite the mintage).

Specification: 9.4 g, bronze, 31 mm diameter, designed by George Krueger-Gray.

Catalog reference: S-4051; KM-810; Freeman-173.


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  • 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.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, The August 2014 Chicago ANA Auction: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Featuring the David O'Harrow Collection, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2014.

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