Great Britain 1926 penny KM-826

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Stack's Bowers 2015 NYINC sale, lot 3888
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This specimen was lot 3888 in Stack's-Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2015), where it sold for $246.75. The catalog description[1] noted, "GREAT BRITAIN. Penny, 1926. PCGS AU-50 BN Secure Holder. Modified effigy. RARE. Lovely mahogany patina." In 1926, in an attempt to alleviate persistent striking problems, the king's bust was modified. This not proving satisfactory, it was modified again in 1928 (KM 838) and struck in that form until 1936.

Recorded mintage: 4,499,000 (including KM-810).

Specification: 9.45 g, bronze, 30.8 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: S-4054; KM-826; Peck-2265.


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  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, The January 2015 NYINC Auction: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Featuring the John W. Adams and Ray Czabor Collections, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2014.

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