British Coins from the Collection of Ian Sawden

Date of Auction: 12th October 2021

Sold for £1,000

Estimate: £600 - £800

George III (1760-1820), Pre-1816 issues, Proof Penny, 1797 (late Soho), in bronzed-copper, wreath with 10 leaves, edge plain, 23.96g/12h (BMC 1109 [KP 14]; Selig –; S 3777). Minor marks and striking flaws on rims, otherwise virtually as struck, rare £600-£800

Footnote

Provenance: DNW Auction 74B, 20 June 2007, lot 972; DNW Auction 93, 26 September 2011, lot 1674.

Rather light in weight: most late Soho proofs weigh between 28 and 29 grams