Ireland, Victoria 1900 Pattern Forty Pence PF62

Ireland, Victoria 1900 Pattern Forty Pence PF62

Ireland, Victoria (1837-1901), Private Pattern Forty Pence, September 1900, struck by John Pinches for Reginald Huth, in the style of an Irish Gunmoney coin of James II, older veiled crowned bust left of Queen, legend and toothed border surrounding, VICTORIA. DEI. GRA. HIBERNIAE. &c. REGINA. thin raised rim, rev. struck en medaille, crown over crossed sceptres, Gothic V to left, Gothic R to right, Sep: below, XL above, date 1900 at top, value ONE. SIXTH. OF. A. POUND and toothed border surrounding, thick raised rim, edge milled, weight 18.80g (DF 649; KM X1). Very light contact mark on Queen's cheek, otherwise pleasant light tone, practically as struck, has been graded and slabbed by NGC as PF62, very rare.

NGC certification 2722095-008

Reginald Sebastian Huth (1853-1926) formerly of 32 Phillimore Gardens, Kensington, London was a Merchant Banker by profession and a well-known coin collector who commissioned his own coins and medals to commemorate various events through the medallists John Pinches. These Irish pieces of which there are a series of three designs were perhaps produced to commemorate Queen Victoria's visit to Ireland in 1900. Huth's own collection was sold by Sotheby's in three parts through 1927.


Ex Spink Coin Auction 38, 10th October 1984, lot 327.