The Joanna Tansley Collection of Patterns, Proofs and Coining Trials

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Date of Auction: 28th September 2005

Sold for £820

Estimate: £800 - £1,000

Pattern 10 Cents, 1857, unsigned [obv. by L.C. Wyon, rev. by J. Wyon], in nickel-bronze, bust left with jewelled diadem, rev. Britannia seated right, edge plain, on a thick flan, 17.11g/12h (BMC 1970; F 677). Feint obverse die crack running from edge to centre and minor metal flaws on reverse, otherwise extremely fine and of the highest rarity, believed the only specimen available to commerce (£800-1,000)


M.J. Freeman Collection, Christie’s Auction, 23 October 1984, lot 190
bt P.C.W. Deane.

The only other specimen is in the British Museum