The 1881 Proof (Freeman 104). An exceptionally rare type with between 2 and 5 examples known. A transitional issue using the dies type of 1880 but with the 1881 date and only struck as a bronzed Proof. Examples of this type only come to market very occasionally. Graded as having ‘only the lightest cabinet friction, a streaky tone on the obverse, but otherwise as struck with extensive lustre and residual brilliance.

 1881*+J, 1880 type. Coins known.
Lot 328, est. £2000-£2500

Bronze Proof Penny 1881

Victoria

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