Jersey 1841 1/13 shilling

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Heritage sale 3064, lot 33393
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This specimen was lot 33393 in Heritage sale 3064 (Chicago, April 2018), where it sold for $192. The catalog description[1] noted, "Victoria 1/13 Shilling 1841 MS63 Brown PCGS. Fully choice, with few distracting marks and chocolate brown surfaces graced with reds and blues near the legends." Jersey, one of the Channel Islands, has been a British dependency since Plantagenet times yet possesses a distinct coinage. Until 1877, it took thirteen pence to make a shilling instead of the usual twelve. Altho this coin was struck to the standard of a typical British penny, it was theoretically worth less. In 1877, the system was adjusted to match mainland coinage yet copper issues continued to be denominated in fractions of a shilling rather than in pence. This type was struck sporadically 1841, 1844, 1851, 1858, 1861, 1865. The issues of 1866-71 were smaller and struck in bronze. Enough were saved that it is not rare.

Recorded mintage: 116,000 plus a few proofs.

Specification: copper.

Catalog reference: KM 3.

Sources:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • 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.
  • [1]Cristiano Bierrenbach and Warren Tucker, Heritage World Coin Auction 3064, featuring the Doug Robins Collection of Canadian Tokens, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2018.

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