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MS 1847 - Obverse

MS 1847 - Reverse



MS 1847 4d - 8 over 8

MS 1847 1d - 7 over 7 &

NO horizontal bar to 4


MS 1847 3d - The 8, 4 & 7 are all double struck

1847 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 has the 8 of the date (double struck) over 8 - slightly below.

The Penny has the front horizontal bar missing  and the 7 is (double struck) over 7 - slightly below.

The Threepence: The 8 is double struck (slightly to the left). The 4 is double struck (just  below)

                          The 7 is double struck (only just visible - a bit sticks out below)


The set is choice and bright and well matched - EF+


A similar set sold in London Coin auctions 5 March 2017 Lot. 2406 for 1,100 + 17% (187)....1,287)

The 3d pence alone can fetch between 800+ (LCA 4/6/2017) to over 900 !

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