||George III Pattern Penny 1797, Peck-1095 (bronzed, very scarce), PR62 Brown NGC. Late Soho issue. Larger portrait of King George without drapery, reverse featuring the early version of Britannia, wearing a plumed helmet and dressed in elaborate drapery, 1797 date below the water lines of her rocky perch, with two ships appearing on the ocean. This variety displays the second, smaller ship to right giving the illusion of disappearing into the distance due to the die having been polished. This excellent specimen has reflective surfaces most notable around the portrait and an exceptionally bold proof impression, with every tiny detail crisp on Britannia. George's cheek has some raised die lines (not scratches) that are characteristics of this variety. Color is mostly bluish brown, though on the obverse considerable mint red remains in evidence.
Realized $1,527.50. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.