NGC-certified British Pattern Penny Realizes $166,000 at Spink Auction
Posted on 9/24/2019
A 1937 Great Britain Edward VIII Pattern Bronze Penny graded NGC PF 63+ RB realized £133,200 (about $166,000 USD) at a Spink auction in London on September 24, 2019. It was part of the Waterbird Collection of rare British coins spanning six centuries, which were entirely certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®).
|This 1937 Great Britain Edward VIII Bronze Pattern Penny is very rare because Edward VIII abdicated to marry Wallis Simpson before the coins could go into production. The coin is graded NGC PF 63+ RB and realized £133,200 (about $166,000 USD).
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|An 1808 Great Britain Soho P-1346 Penny graded NGC MS 65 BN is the only example of the date known. It realized £90,000 (about $112,300 USD). Click images to enlarge.|