Great Britain 1912 penny
This specimen was lot 3264 in Goldberg sale 78 (Los Angeles, January 2014), where it sold for $258.75. The catalog description noted, "Great Britain. Penny, 1912-H. George V. Uncirculated with mint red. NGC graded MS-64 Brown." This type was struck in large numbers 1911-36 and this is a common date. 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: 48,306,000 (plus 16,800,000 from the Heaton mint).
Specification: 9.45 g, bronze, 30.8 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: S.4052; KM-810.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- 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.
- Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, Yifu Che and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg sale 78: the pre-Long Beach Auction, Ancient and World Coins, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, 2014.