George V 1925 Pattern Threepence struck in nickel R6 - CGS UK 93

World Coins - George V 1925 Pattern Threepence struck in nickel R6 - CGS UK 93
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George V (1910-36), Pattern Threepence, 1925, struck in nickel, bare head left, BM raised on truncation for designer Sir Bertram MacKennal (1863-1931), legend and toothed border surrounding, GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:, rev. struck en medaille, three oak sprigs with acorns in a triangular formation, small G at centre for designer George Kruger Gray (1880-1943), denomination in words surrounding, THREE. .PENCE., date at bottom (Bull 3968 R6; ESC 2149B R6; Davies 1950; cf. S.4042). Toned, practically as struck, the figure 5 with a raised die flaw in the loop, has been slabbed and graded by CGS UK as 93, of the highest rarity.
 
CGS certification 37079 - S3.G5.1925.02.
The Latin legends translate to on obverse "George the Fifth by the Grace of God King of all the Britons, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India."
 
This is an example of the prototype of the reverse design at a stage when first struck in the non-precious metal of nickel. This is the only example the cataloguer is aware of in private hands and was once grade PF66 by NGC too.
 
Provenance:
Ex Stacks, New York USA, 22nd April 2009, lot 1931.
Ex A. H. Baldwin, Fixed Price List, Summer 2010, item BM080.
Both the above appearances for sale when this coin was graded by NGC as PF66. 
Price SKU: DM12823
£ 5,000.00
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