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Auction: 23006 - The Official COINEX Auction at Spink
Lot: 172

NGC PF63 | George III (1760-1820), Restrike Silver Pattern Penny, 1797, on a 3mm flan, by W J Taylor after C H Küchler [Soho Dies], GEORGIUS III • D : G • REX . large incuse legend within broad raised rim, larger laureate head right, wearing wreath of ten leaves and five berries, with tie ribands, raised K.: on truncation, rev. struck en médaille, BRITANNIA. incuse within broad raised rim, SOHO incuse on scroll and branches below, helmeted Britannia seated left on rock amidst waves, holding trident in right hand, clasping branch with shield in left, raised K below shield, ship sailing right, edge plain, 24.10g, 12h (Montagu 23 [R7], cf. 1890, no. 653 [different obverse die], and no. 739 [Copper]; Murdoch 302 "brilliant restrikes"; Deane [1946] = Baldwin 52, 25 September 2007, lot 562 = Baldwin 99, 4 May 2016, lot 1056; Adams 44 [Copper], same dies; Clarke-Thornhill [1935] = BM 1935.0401.8397 same dies = BMC [Peck] 1144 [R55]), small peck marks on cheek, and above ship in reverse field, otherwise beautifully cabinet toned overlying brilliant fields, the devices and legends frosted, good extremely fine and much as issued, of the highest rarity, with only three examples traced in this metal, in NGC holder, graded PF63 (Cert. #6769462-007)


The Hammond Collection of Silver Proofs and Patterns for the Copper Coinage

Seaby, by private treaty, 23 August 1965 - RR, FDC - £60.0.0 [with these tickets]

Spink-Glendining, 9 December 1964, lot 486 - "brilliant and very rare" - £48.0.0

Jacobs, Glendining, 4 October 1962, lot 342 - extremely fine and very rare - £20.0.0

Montagu did not have an example in this metal, but did in Copper. Murdoch had two examples. The British Museum acquired their example from the Clarke-Thornhill bequest.

large undraped bust facing right, wreath of ten leaves and five berries, tie-ribands at rear with long hair of a recut style, faint K.: recut on shoulder, within broad raised rim with small incuse legend, georgius iii . d : g . rex., rev struck en medaille, britannia

The Victorian coin dealer William Joseph Taylor (1802-85) trading in London from 1829, purchased many dies at the Soho Mint sale by Fuller and Horsey in April-May 1850, the Mint having closed in 1848. Having restored many of the dies Taylor pressed them back into service producing restrikes of Soho coins for collectors as well as repairing some of the more broken dies to make some new designs of his own. C Wilson Peck attempted to class the Restrikes separately from the original Soho pieces in his publication, and these 1805 Halfpennies are known to have been stored in colour coded paper wrappings. Appendix 10 of Peck's book gives a transcript of one consignment of such restrikes including 23 1805 Halfpennies from 70 Red Lion Street on 29th June 1880.

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