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    George VI stainless steel Trial Strike Shilling 1952 MS66 NGC Royal mint, FT326, KM-TS3. Thick flan, horizontal TRIAL reverse. From the collector: "A trial piece struck in stainless steel on a thick flan weighing 5.068gm.  The word "TRIAL" in relief vertically in front of face on obverse and horizontally above date figures 52 on the reverse." A wonderfully preserved example, with light gunmetal toning on both sides. Missing from both the Diana and Arielle Collections. To provide a somewhat comparable example, the Diana Collection possessed a King's Norton mint aluminum trial strike that was supposedly one of two known (Baldwin's 58, lot 1445); that piece hammered at 1,100 GBP, or over $2,000 at the time. Apparently extremely rare, in addition to being an objectively attractive strike.

    Note for clients in the European Union: This lot is considered by the European Union to be “investment gold”. We believe that it meets the criteria established in Article 344(1), point (2) of Council Directive 2006/112/EC and thus should be exempt from import VAT regardless of the selling price. Any questions or concerns about VAT should be addressed to your accountant or local tax authority.

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    January, 2016
    10th Sunday
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