Bahamas 1806 penny
This specimen was lot 32494 in Heritage sale 3064 (Chicago, April 2018), where it sold for $660. The catalog description noted, "British Colony. George III Penny 1806 MS63 Brown NGC. Tan surfaces, with black toning accentuating the reverse devices. Localized dark areas on the obverse attest to the piece's long history." This coin is an issue of the Boulton and Watt mint of Birmingham, which later became the Heaton mint. Being produced under private contract, there was no obstacle to producing restrikes for collectors, which was done for several decades thereafter. This is the only issue for the islands in the nineteenth century.
Recorded mintage: 120,000 plus restrikes.
Catalog reference: KM 1.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
- Cristiano Bierrenbach and Warren Tucker, Heritage World Coin Auction 3064, featuring the Doug Robins Collection of Canadian Tokens, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2018.