Great Britain 1931 6 pence

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Heritage sale 3021, lot 21074
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 21074 in Heritage sale 3021 (New York, January 2013), where it sold for $1,116.25. The catalog description[1] noted, "George V Proof Sixpence 1931, PR64 NGC, a super coin, undergraded in the cataloguer's opinion, seemingly ex Norweb but without envelope: it has 'the look' of the classy Norweb Collection Proofs of Record, sold in the mid 1980s in London sales, with nearly perfect surfaces and rich golden gray iridescence. Very rare." This type was issued in large numbers 1927-36 but the proofs are rare.

Recorded mintage: 16,873,000 plus proofs.

Specification: 2.82 g, .500 fine silver.

Catalog reference: S-4041, KM 832.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • Bressett, Kenneth E., A Guide Book of English Coins, Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, 2nd Ed., Racine, WI: Whitman Publishing, 1962.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3021, featuring the Cecil Webster, Richard P. Ariagno and Elizabeth McPhall Charters Collection, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2012.

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