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Grange Hotel Bracknell, Charles Square, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG12 1ED

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Farthing Penny Halfpennies : English Coins

Date Sold Category Lot Description Sale Price

Auction 156
English Coins 1864 Crosslet 4 Peck 1664 with 239/136 scratched in the obverse field, toned UNC with traces of lustre and a few small spots. The numbers were scratched into the field during the mastership of Professor Thomas Graham (1855-1869) have been shown by G.P.Dyer to represent overall output in tons of bronze coin minted since 1860 (the higher figure) and output in tons of that particular denomination since 1860 (the lower figure) This is not the example pictured in Michael Gouby's 'The British Bronze Penny' - Specialised Edition (Page 49) but displays a superb sharp strike. A highly desirable piece of n bronze coinage history, as stated by Gouby there are only 2 examples known, this, Ex-D.W.Grey 20/10/1971, Lot 111, Ex-Seaby Bulletin, September 1974, item K162, Ex-Sotheby Auction 9/10/1979 Lot 257, Ex-Michael Freeman, and one other, the other example illustrated in Gouby's book being the Ex-Norweb, Ex-A.H.F.Baldwin example, described by Spink as 'Extremely Fine and attractively patinated'. A total of 34 'scratched field' bronze coins are recorded of all dates and denominations, made up of 20 Pennies, 7 and 7 s. Of the 20 Pennies, 12 are known to be in the British Museum , this being one of the remaining 8 available to commerce. An extremely rare opportunity to bid on a piece of Victorian numismatic history. We note a standard currency 1864 Crosslet 4 Penny in UNC sold in our March 2014 auction (Lot 1844) for £3978 inclusive of buyers premium.
£9,000 London Coins : A156 : Lot 2511 : Penny 1864 Crosslet 4 Peck 1664 with 239/136 scratched in the obverse field, toned UNC with traces o... London Coins : A156 : Lot 2511 : Penny 1864 Crosslet 4 Peck 1664 with 239/136 scratched in the obverse field, toned UNC with traces o...

Auction 133
English Coins 1867 with 542/329 scratched in field before bust Peck 1675 and listed as 'probably unique', Ex-Peck collection, UNC with minor cabinet friction and traces of lustre, these numbered Pennies seldom appear on the market, it is believed that only 30 examples of all the dates of Pennies, and s bearing these numbers are in existence, and of that number, 17 are in the British Museum (Source: The British Bronze Coinage by Michael Gouby 3rd Edition 2000) £9,000 London Coins : A133 : Lot 688 : Penny 1867 with 542/329 scratched in field before bust Peck 1675 and listed as 'probably unique',... London Coins : A133 : Lot 688 : Penny 1867 with 542/329 scratched in field before bust Peck 1675 and listed as 'probably unique',...

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