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AM00874

Ireland, Victoria 1900 Pattern Three Shillings PF61

Ireland, Victoria (1837-1901), Private Pattern Three Shillings, 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 both sides, rev. struck en medaille, crown over crossed sceptres, Gothic V to left, Gothic R to right, Sep: below, III above, date 1900 at top, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding, VERITAS. TEMPORIS. FILIA. edge milled, weight 16.93g (DF 647; KM X3). Quite hairlined in fields both sides, lightly toned, practically as struck, very rare, has been graded and slabbed by NGC as PF61.

NGC certification 2722095-007

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.

Provenance:
Ex Spink Coin Auction 23, 12th September 1982, lot 241.

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