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CNG 108, Lot: 1218. Estimate $1500.
Sold for $2300. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

HANOVER. Victoria. 1837-1901. Aluminum Pattern Sixpence (19mm, 0.76 g, 7h). Jubilee issue. London mint; dies by J. Rochelle Thomas for Spink & Son. Dated 1887 (in Roman numerals). Crowned and veiled bust left with head facing slightly left / Royal coat-of-arms of Great Britain and Northern Ireland with lion and unicorn supporters SIX PENCE above; in exergue, MDCCCLXXXVII (date) above thistle, rose, and shamrock separating SPINK & SON. ESC 1781; Bull 3307. In NGC encapsulation, 4690728-009, graded PF 63. Very rare.

From the Anthony Halse Collection of British Pattern Coins.

ESC reports that only 20 examples were struck