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Auction LIII  14 Jan 2021
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Lot 3163

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Starting Price: 400 USD
Price realized: 575 USD

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George III (1760-1820), Gilt Copper Proof Farthing, 1806. Soho Mint Birmingham, early period, laureate and draped bust right, side whiskers rendered with incuse lines, incuse K on truncation for engraver Conrad Heinrich Kuchler, date below, Latin legend and beaded border surrounding, GEORGIUS III. D: G. REX. rev. inverted die axis, Britannia seated left on rock, holding olive branch and trident with shield, raised K to left on ground to left of shield, SOHO raised on rock to right, ship sailing right to left of Britannia, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding, BRITANNIA, edge grained (Peck 1387 KH13; S.3782). A few tiny marks, toned, practically as struck, has been graded and slabbed by NGC as PF64 Cameo. Estimated Value $500
NGC Certification 4928205-002. These special presentation proofs were struck in gilt copper at Matthew Boulton's Soho Mint Manufactory in Birmingham using the steam presses invented by James Watt. Boulton and Watt appear together on the reverse of the soon to be replaced UK £50 banknote. The Latin legend translates as "George III by the grace of God, King" and on the reverse "of Britain."
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