Isle of Man 1798 penny
This specimen was lot 21068 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Anaheim, CA, August 2016), where it sold for $998.75. The catalog description noted, "ISLE OF MAN. Penny, 1798. George III (1760-1820). PCGS PROOF-65 BN Secure Holder. Second issue. Restrike. 'GEORGIVS III. D:G. REX. 1798' Laureate and draped bust of King George III facing right; Reverse: 'QVOCVNQVE IECERIS STABIT' Triune (type 1). A stunning piece with an even semi gloss patina in a rich orange brown color, and meticulously preserved surfaces." This is a Soho mint restrike; circulated specimens exist but are probably outnumbered by restrikes.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Catalog reference: KM-11; Prid-18a; S-7415a; C-MG31D-040.
- 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.