Great Britain 1919-H penny

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Heritage sale 3064, lot 33153
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This specimen was lot 33153 in Heritage sale 3064 (Chicago, April 2018), where it sold for $1,200. The catalog description[1] noted, "George V Penny 1919-H MS64 Red NGC, Heaton mint. A praiseworthy example with strong, satiny luster. This is currently the only "Red" example certified at NGC." The Heaton mint was not a branch mint but a private company that normally produced coinage on contract for various British colonies. During 1918-19, it pitched in and minted copper coinage for Great Britain.

Recorded mintage: 4,526,000 (including the King's Norton mint production).

Specification: 9.45 g, bronze, 30.8 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 810.

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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