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Auction: 21171 - Spink Numismatic e-Circular 14: 50th Anniversary of Decimalisation - e-Auction
Lot: 9125

MS64 | Decimal Trials | Elizabeth II (1952-), Pattern 25 New Pence, [1972], a Uniface Reverse Model after T H Paget, in silver [.9979 Fine], for the Royal Wedding Anniversary 1947-1972, H.R.H. The Duke of Edinburgh K.G.K.T., edge plain, 39.95mm., 31.04g, 12h (KM TS1), a most handsome design lamentably never employed for the Royal Commemorative Crown issued in 1972, but utilised for the Official 2017 'Lifetime of Service' Five-Pounds release, rendering this private striking an important artistic trial in the development of Decimal Currency, and historic last commission by Thomas Humphrey Paget from the Royal Mint in the continuance of the popular Crown for the modern collecting audience, a few very light surface marks, attractively toned, proof like surfaces, uncirculated, extremely fine and rare, in NGC holder, graded MS64 (Cert. #6295121-002)

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