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HM29142

George V 1914 copper pattern Twelve Groats or Double Florin

Regular price £1,250
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George V (1910-36), Pattern Twelve Groats, 1914, struck in copper, for Reginald Huth by John Pinches, draped bust left, legend and toothed border surrounding both sides, GEORGIVS. V. DEI. GRATIA, rev. struck en medaille, crowned cruciform emblematic shields, emblems in angles and at centre, denomination in words around lower half, BRI. REX. and date in upper half surrounding, COPPER on edge (Bull 3704 R4; ESC p.52 note 1; cf.L&S 25). Perhaps once lightly polished, otherwise good extremely fine, has been graded and slabbed by PCGS as details cleaned, very rare.

PCGS Certification 913202.92/46473313.

A whole series of pattern double florins and twelve groats as well as smaller Octorinos were made in varying metals by John Pinches Ltd for the renowned collector Reginald Huth (1853-1926) a Merchant Banker in the City of London. Having a keen interest in medallic art and the science of metals he commissioned other pattern Double Florins in differing metals from Pinches of Queen Victoria with an Irish theme, as well as other patterns for Isabella of Spain. Huth also ensured that all the tools and dies were destroyed after the productions were finished. Huth himself was keen on polishing and cleaning his own coins (Manville Biographical dictionary) so it is not unusual to encounter these coins having been once cleaned.

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