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Auction: 18025 - The Pywell-Phillips Collection of English Milled Silver and Copper Coins
Lot: 515

George IV (1820-30), Sixpence, 1828, third issue (ESC 2438 {1665}; S.3815), choice, practically as struck

It is interesting to compare the reported mintages for Sixpences in 1827 and 1828, for the figure of the former at 166,320 pieces completely dwarfs that of the 15,840 struck for the latter, and would initially suggest that 1828 should be a highly prized numismatic rarity as in the case of the keenly-collected Sovereign also struck for this year. However a cursory study of auction records for the last two decades would suggest that whilst indeed very scarce, curiously 1828 issues appear twice or even thrice as frequently in salerooms.

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