Great Britain 1844 shilling
This specimen was lot 30965 in Heritage sale 3049 (Long Beach, September 2016), where it sold for $646.25. The catalog description noted, "Victoria Shilling 1844 MS65 PCGS, Royal mint. Young Head. A sublime jewel, boldly defined and with subtle champagne and baby blue opalescence that whirls about the argent surfaces, featuring crisp motifs throughout and faint die-clash lines on the reverse. Scarce so fine, and a remarkable piece in hand." This type was struck 1838-66 in large quantities with a slightly modified obverse continuing until 1887.
Recorded mintage: 4,467,000.
Specification: 5.65 g, .925 fine silver, .168 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: KM 734.1; S.3904.
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