Great Britain 1917 6 pence

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Heritage sale 3064, lot 33155
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This specimen was lot 33155 in Heritage sale 3064 (Chicago, April 2018), where it sold for $576. The catalog description[1] noted, "George V 6 Pence 1917 MS67 PCGS. A hint of sea green and champagne toning upon near perfect surfaces. Few ever grade this highly." This is the key date of the first period (1911-20) of sixpences, before the coin was reduced to .500 fine in 1920 and struck in that form until 1936.

Recorded mintage: 7,725,000.

Specification: 2.83 g, .925 fine silver, 19.5 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 815.

Source:

  • 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.
  • Skingley, Philip, ed., Standard Catalogue of British Coins: Coins of England & the United Kingdom, 46th edition, London: Spink & Son, 2011.
  • [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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