Great Britain 1931 penny

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Stack's Bowers 2015 NYINC sale, lot 1112
photo courtesy Stack's Bowers Galleries

This specimen was lot 1112 in Stacks-Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2015), where it sold for $564. The catalog description[1] noted, "GREAT BRITAIN. Penny, 1931. ANACS PROOF-63 RB. RARE in proof. Sharply struck with considerable mint red." This type was issued in large numbers 1928-36 but the proofs are rare.

Recorded mintage: 19,843,000 plus proofs.

Specification: 9.4 g, bronze, 31 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: S-4055; KM-838.

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.
  • [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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