Great Britain 1913 penny

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Goldberg sale 110, lot 2441
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This specimen was lot 2441 in Goldberg sale 110 (Los Angeles, June 2019), where it sold for $84. The catalog description[1] noted, "Great Britain. Penny, 1913. George V. Mint state. A scarcer date in the popular Penny series. NGC graded MS-64+ Red and Brown." This penny was introduced on the accession of George V in 1911 and retained the Britannia reverse first used in 1860. None were made 1923-25. Persistent striking problems caused modifications to the bust in 1926 and again in 1928 tho all the circulating denominations were similarly afflicted. This is a better date altho the mintage is not low.

Recorded mintage: 65,497,000.

Specification: 9.40 g, bronze, 31 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: S.4051; KM-810.


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  • [1]Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, John Lavender, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 110: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2019.

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