Great Britain 1949 penny
This specimen was lot 1078 in Stack's Bowers ANA auction (Chicago, August 2014), where it sold for $1,527.50. The catalog description noted, "GREAT BRITAIN. Penny, 1949. PCGS PROOF-64 BN Secure Holder. Toned with some blue and magenta hues over brilliant surfaces. From the Kevin Tierney Collection." This is the most common date of a type struck 1949-51 but the proofs are rare.
Recorded mintage: 14,324,000 plus proofs.
Specification: 9.4 g, bronze, 31 mm diameter, designed by George Krueger-Gray.
Catalog reference: S-4117; KM-845; Freeman-239.
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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.