The Joanna Tansley Collection of Patterns, Proofs and Coining Trials

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Date of Auction: 28th September 2005

Sold for £680

Estimate: £300 - £400

Pattern Decimal Penny, 1857, unsigned [obv. by L.C. Wyon, rev. by J. Wyon], in bronze, similar except for the denomination name, edge plain, 11.17g/12h (BMC 1968; F 674). Scratch running from mouth to ear, otherwise extremely fine with virtually full original colour, very rare (£300-400)


M.J. Freeman Collection, Christie’s Auction, 23 October 1984, lot 187
bt G. Monk