Great Britain 1926 half penny

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 NYINC sale, lot 20396
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This specimen was lot 20396 in Stack's Bowers 2018 NYINC sale (New York, January 2018), where it sold for $1,050. The catalog description[1] noted, "GREAT BRITAIN. 1/2 Penny, 1926. NGC PROOF-65 RB. Modified bust. Crisp strike details with flashy proof surfaces displaying lovely hues of cinnamon, amber, apricot and hints of original mint red. A choice and tremendous example RARELY seen at auction. A lovely example not to be missed." The half pennies of George V were issued 1911-36 and all the dates are common but proofs are rare. This sub-type was issued 1925-27.

Recorded mintage: 6,712,000.

Specification: 5.4 g, bronze, 25.5 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: S-4056; KM-824.


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  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio, John Kraljevich and Cris Chatigny, The January 2018 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, featuring the Eldorado Collection of Colombian and Ecuadorian Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2017.

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