The Joanna Tansley Collection of Patterns, Proofs and Coining Trials

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Date of Auction: 28th September 2005

Sold for £260

Estimate: £200 - £250

Smith on Decimal Currency, Restrike Pattern 2 Cents, 1846, by Marrian & Gausby, in antimony [tin/lead alloy], similar, edge plain, 6.30g/12h (BMC 2085; F 822; KM. PPn30). Some slight corrosion on rims, otherwise extremely fine and retaining much original brilliance, very rare (£200-250)

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Provenance:
M.J. Freeman Collection, Christie’s Auction, 23 October 1984, lot 265