The Joanna Tansley Collection of Patterns, Proofs and Coining Trials

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Date of Auction: 28th September 2005

Sold for £400

Estimate: £250 - £300

Pattern Decimal Penny, 1859, unsigned [obv. by L.C. Wyon, rev. by J. Wyon], in nickel-bronze, bust left with jewelled diadem, rev. Britannia seated right, edge plain, 11.55g/12h (BMC 1985, this coin listed; F 687). Light streaks in metal, otherwise good very fine and extremely rare (£250-300)

Footnote

Provenance:
C.W. Peck Collection
M.J. Freeman Collection, Christie’s Auction, 23 October 1984, lot 200
bt G. Monk