Great Britain 1911 3 pence

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Ponterio sale 168, lot 40168
photo courtesy Stack's-Bowers LLC

This specimen was part of lot 40168 in Ponterio sale 168 (Philadelphia, August 2012), where it sold for $9,106. The catalog description[1] noted, "GREAT BRITAIN. Proof Set, 1911. Maundy Penny to 5 Pounds. Full Twelve Piece 1911 Proof Set Fr-402-405; S-PS11; KM-PS17. Silver and gold 12 piece Proof set in original red Royal mint case. A nice original set and very attractive." The silver three pence was struck in this fineness until 1920, when it was debased to .500 fine.

Recorded mintage: 5,843,000 circulation strikes plus 1,991 for Maundy sets plus 6,007 proofs.

Specification: 1.41 g, .925 fine silver.

Catalog reference: KM-813.


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