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    British Dependency. Victoria Mint Error - Struck in Metal Flake Proof 1/2 Penny 1860 PR64 Brown PCGS, KM13 (Rare), Prid-36, S-7418d. With a flake of gilding struck into the reverse. An already extremely rare Proof striking that is supposedly one of just 10 or fewer examples produced, and one which escalates to a new level of rarity and interest owing to the peculiar flake of gold struck into the reverse. While gilt-Proof halfpennies were known to have been struck under the reign of George III for the Isle of Man, more as patterns than circulation issues, only a gilt Proof farthing of Victoria is known. While this, and the fact that the Standard Catalog of British Coins records a similar 'error' for the 1860 Proof Farthing, verifies that gilding would have been available in the minting workshop, it is still unclear how it would have ended up on the die. Presently the only certified example with this feature, and one of two examples of the type seen by either grading service.
    Ex. Sovereign Rarities Auction 1 (September 2018, Lot 567); Arielle Collection (Baldwin's Auction 86, May 2014, Lot 38); Dr. Robin Caine Collection (Spink July 2000, Lot 2755); R.J. Ford Collection, Part I (Spink Auction 79, October 1990, Lot 218); Property of a Lady (Glendining December 1920, Lot 89)


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    November, 2020
    5th-6th Thursday-Friday
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