||George V silver Pattern Octorino 1913, or 8 Pence, by Huth, ESC-1481 (R3), reeded edge, PR65 NGC. A superb coin?with a full proof strike, high borders, and knifelike rims. It has one hundred percent original silvery gray surfaces with some hues of russet gold iridescence, and is simply a spectacular example. The obverse field has a few raised?die-lines. A type that is quite rare and seen only infrequently. The cataloguer has handled almost all varieties of this piece but has never found a finer specimen in silver than this coin. The Octorino was one of a series of English patterns privately made by the medallists firm of John Pinches Ltd. for Reginald Huth at about this time: the most famous are the Double Florins. All share a similar reverse theme featuring a winged dragon and a triskeles at center. This is a marvelous pattern!
Realized $2,232.50. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.