Great Britain 1844 6 pence
This specimen was lot 2312 in Goldberg sale 110 (Los Angeles, June 2019), where it sold for $504. The catalog description noted, "Great Britain. 'Young Head' Sixpence, 1844. Small 44. Victoria. Obverse: Bust of queen left by Wyon. Reverse: SIX PENCE crowned within wreath, date below. Uncirculated with beautiful dark color. NGC graded MS-66." This type was struck 1838-66 in large quantities with a slightly modified obverse continuing until 1887. Large date and small date varieties exist.
Recorded mintage: 3,976,000.
Specification: 2.82 g (not 3.01 g as reported in the SCWC), .925 fine silver, 19.3 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: S.3908; ESC-1690; KM-733.1.
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- Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, John Lavender, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 110: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2019.