British Copper Coins from the Collection Formed by the Late George Bates

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Date of Auction: 14th November 2018

Sold for £950

Estimate: £400 - £500

William and Mary (1688-1694), Pattern (?) for a Halfpenny, unsigned, in copper, undraped laureate bust of William right, rev. undraped bust of Mary right, edge plain, 6.98g/7h (BMC 631; Montagu 2; cf. DNW 148, 530). On a large flan of slightly irregular shape, some light adjustment marks on portrait of Mary, otherwise about very fine, extremely rare £400-£500

Footnote

Provenance: DNW Auction 57, 19 March 2003, lot 632.

Unusually, Mr Bates owned no less than three examples of this extremely rare piece, of which less than 10 specimens are believed extant