1848 Maundy set - This is one of the rarer dates in the Victorian Maundy series.
This is partly due to the threepence being extremely rare in any grade and especially
so in a choice grade. The difference between a Maundy and a currency 3d of this period is
that they are extremely difficult to tell apart ! So silver 3d collectors will on occasions
buy the Maundy set if a 3d alone is not available.
On the set the Fourpence is brilliant (bright) the O & R of VICTORIA have gaps at the top. The B
has a gap at the top and bottom both R's have gaps at the top in BRITANNIAR. The R of REGINA
also has a gap at the top and the E has a slight gap at the bottom. Bright with a light tone. EF+
The Threepence is a dull bright EF+.
The Twopence is a dull bright EF
The Penny is bright EF+
The set is choice and bright and well matched - EF-EF+
A set sold in London Coin auctions 5 March 2017 Lot. 2406 for £1,300 + 17% (£221)....£1,521.
The price is helped by the 1848 maroon dated Maundy case (worth £150 or plus +)
The 3d pence alone can fetch between £800+ & £1100.00