Great Britain 1932 penny

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Goldberg sale 116, lot 1618
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This specimen was lot 1618 in Goldberg sale 116 (Los Angeles, June 2020), where it sold for $216. The catalog description[1] noted, "Great Britain. Penny, 1932. George V. Uncirculated with an abundance of mint red. Deceptively rare in the highest grades. Uncirculated." This type was issued in large numbers 1928-36 but the proofs are rare.

Recorded mintage: 8,278,000 + proofs.

Specification: 9.40 g, bronze, 31 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: S.4055; KM-838.


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  • [1]Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, John Lavender, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 116: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2020.

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