Great Britain 1936 penny
This specimen was lot 1070 in Stack's Bowers ANA auction (Chicago, August 2014), where it sold for $1,645. The catalog description noted, "GREAT BRITAIN. Penny, 1936. PCGS PROOF-64 RB Secure Holder. Some toning over flashing red surfaces. Some magenta and cobalt hues on devices. From the Kevin Tierney Collection." This type was issued in large numbers 1928-36 but the proofs are rare.
Recorded mintage: 154,296,000 (highest mintage date) plus proofs plus 1,329 silver pence struck for the Maundy sets.
Specification: 9.4 g, bronze, 31 mm diameter, designed by George Krueger-Gray.
Catalog reference: S-4055; KM-838; Freeman-215.
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- Ponterio, Richard, The August 2014 Chicago ANA Auction: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Featuring the David O'Harrow Collection, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2014.