The Joanna Tansley Collection of Patterns, Proofs and Coining Trials

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Date of Auction: 28th September 2005

Sold for £620

Estimate: £250 - £300

Pattern Decimal Halfpenny, 1857, unsigned [by L.C. Wyon], in bronze, bust left with jewelled diadem, rose below, rev. Britannia seated right, date in Roman numerals, edge plain, 5.22g/12h (BMC 1973; F 675). A trifle streaky, otherwise extremely fine with virtually full original colour, very rare (£250-300)


M.J. Freeman Collection, Christie’s Auction, 23 October 1984, lot 188
bt G. Monk