True Currency 1863 Threepence in MS63

This is a great rarity in condition and NOT one of the usual Maundy specimens, which can come in either PL or satin formats....

Some of the currency 3ds are exceptionally rare; many that have been thought of or even slabbed as "Unc." are Maundy issues, with the common misconception that Maundy come only in Prooflike format; this is not true as there are Satin surface Maundy strikes and these have been slabbed as currency.

The collector is advised to consider this as many of the 1839-1848, 1852-4, 1855-63, and perhaps other dates that I have not seen are Maundy 3ds.
By the way, Steve Hill of Sovereign Rarities will support me in this, and have had many discussions with him previously.

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  • ElmhurstElmhurst Posts: 546 ✭✭✭

    Are there any diagnostics to differentiate the circulation issues vs. Maundy?

  • 7Jaguars7Jaguars Posts: 5,003 ✭✭✭✭

    Yes, the main difference is that Maundy issues are more clearly and sharply struck, esp. the obverse bust & things such as hair detail, dentil details and sharpness of field. The same goes for the reverse; the hard part is that you just have to look at them.
    Without offending the hosts, I have seen many misses that they have graded coins currency that are actually Maundy. Heritage and others have sold these at auction .

    Really, really check the rare dates such as 1841, 1842, 1847, 1848, 1852, 1862 that are sold.

    Love that Milled British (1830-1960)
    Well, just Love coins, period.
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