Great Britain 1685 3 pence

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Heritage sale 3064, lot 33016
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 33016 in Heritage sale 3064 (Chicago, April 2018), where it sold for $312. The catalog description[1] noted, "James II 3 Pence 1685 MS63 NGC. Fully choice, and currently the top graded example at NCC, this example showcases a full strike and a richly aged silver patina." Silver threepence were struck for James II 1685-88 and are reasonably available. Silver threepence are still struck for the Maundy sets.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 1.50 g, .925 fine silver.

Catalog reference: KM 450, S-3415.


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  • Rayner, P. Alan, and Maurice Bull, English Silver Coinage from 1649, 6th Ed., London: Spink & Son, 2015.
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  • [1]Cristiano Bierrenbach, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World Coin Auction 3042, featuring the Read and Bob Bennett Collections, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2015.

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