Jersey 1851 1/13 shilling

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Goldberg sale 69, lot 5125
Jersey 1851 penny rev Goldberg 69-5125.jpg

This specimen was lot 5125 in Goldberg sale 69 (Los Angeles, May, 2012), where it sold for $230. The catalog description[2] noted, "Jersey. 1/13 Shilling, 1851. Victoria. Young head. NGC graded MS-63 Red & Brown. The Judy Cahn Collection." 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 1841-61 with a final collector-only issue in 1865. Enough were saved that it is not rare.

Recorded mintage: 160,000 plus a few proofs.

Specification: copper.

Catalog reference: KM 3.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • 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.
  • [2]Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, Stephen Harvey and Paul Rynearson, Goldberg sale 69: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Ancient and World Coins, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2012.

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