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Auction: 19040 - The Waterbird Collection of Choice Numismatic Rarities
Lot: 63

Edward VIII (January-December 1936), pattern proof Penny, 1937, edwardvs viii d: g: br: omn: rex f: d: ind: imp:, bare head left, rev. one penny, Britannia seated right, date below (Gordiano P3a, and pp. 253 this coin; F.216; BMC {Peck} 2367 [EXR]; S.4063), brilliant though unevenly toned, practically FDC, and of the highest rarity, one of only two thought available to commerce, in NGC 'Waterbird' holder, graded PF63+ RB (Cert# 4861781-001)

provenance
Rasmussen, FPL 5, Summer 2003, no. 398
{March 1985}, A footnote in Spink 46 reads: "....At the time of writing, the Penny belongs to a private UK collector"
Bowers & Ruddy, ANA Auction, 21-26 August 1978, lot 2929, first offered individually, and then together (lot 2934), but reserve price not met in either case
Richard Lobel {as set}
David Bowers, offered privately {as set}, August 1975



This coin originated from a six-coin part set (Crown, Halfcrown, Shilling, Sixpence, Penny and Farthing).


The Sixpence from this set passed via this auction house (Spink 46, 9 October 1985, lot 821), before reappearing in another London saleroom in September 2010, and eventually selling for £34,000 (HP). This same coin recently resurfaced in Japan (Auction World 15, 19 January 2019, lot 3731), now encapsulated by PCGS and also graded PR63+.




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Estimate
£60,000 to £80,000