Great Britain 1887 3 pence KM-758

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Goldberg sale 110, lot 2400
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This specimen was lot 2400 in Goldberg sale 110 (Los Angeles, June 2019), where it sold for $60. The catalog description[1] noted, "Great Britain. Threepence, 1887. Victoria. Obverse: Jubilee bust of queen by Boehm. Reverse: Crowned numeral 3 within wreath. Mint state with blue and gold color. NGC graded MS-66." This type was struck 1887-92 and is quite a bit more available than the young head threepence it replaced. The bust of the queen with the tiny crown balanced on top was never popular and it was retired in 1893.

Recorded mintage: 2,785,000 (including the young head).

Specification: 1.41 g, .925 fine silver, 16 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: S.3931; KM-758.


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  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • Bressett, Kenneth E., A Guide Book of English Coins, Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, 2nd Ed., Racine, WI: Whitman Publishing, 1962.
  • Lobel, Richard, Mark Davidson, Allan Hailstone and Eleni Calligas, Coincraft's Standard Catalogue of English and UK Coins, 1066 to Date, London: Coincraft, 1995.
  • Rayner, P. Alan, and Maurice Bull, English Silver Coinage from 1649, 6th Ed., London: Spink & Son, 2015.
  • [1]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.

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