Isle of Man 1758 penny
This specimen was lot 21067 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Anaheim, CA, August 2016), where it sold for $1,057.50. The catalog description noted, "ISLE OF MAN. Penny, 1758. James Murray, 2nd Duke of Atholl (1736-65). PCGS PROOF-55 Secure Holder. RARE. Struck in silver. Herringbone edge. Coronet over 'DA' monogram, date below; Reverse: 'QUOCUNQUE JECERIS STABIT' Triune (type 2). Beautiful azure toning buried within the anthracite overall color, a choice and very attractive example especially at this grade level." This silver issue was accompanied by silver half pennies (KM 6a). This was the last private issue for this locale; the duke sold his coinage rights to the Crown soon after.
Recorded mintage: 60,000 in copper plus specimens in silver.
Specification: circulation strikes were copper (KM 7); presentation strikes in silver (KM 7a).
Catalog reference: KM-7a; Prid-15a; S-7411b; C-M1D-220.
- Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
- Skingley, Philip, ed., Standard Catalogue of British Coins: Coins of Scotland, Ireland and the Islands (Jersey, Guernsey, Man & Lundy), Pre-Decimal Issues, 2nd edition, London: Spink & Son, 2003.
- Ponterio, Richard, The August 2016 Anaheim ANA Auction: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2016.