The Joanna Tansley Collection of Patterns, Proofs and Coining Trials

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Date of Auction: 28th September 2005

Sold for £390

Estimate: £350 - £450

Smith on Decimal Currency, Restrike Pattern 2 Cents, 1846, by Marrian & Gausby, in silver, similar, edge plain, 12.49g/12h (BMC 2084; F 821; KM. PPn31). Obverse with extensive rust marks, reverse with minor surface marks and rim nicks, toned, extremely rare (£350-450)


M.J. Freeman Collection, Christie’s Auction, 23 October 1984, lot 264.

This reverse of this coin is illustrated on the dust jacket of the 1985 edition of Freeman’s book