1860 One Shilling Copper Taylor Pattern - Unc

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1860 One Shilling Copper Taylor Pattern - Unc

$37,500.00
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18371
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  • A genuine Taylor Pattern Shilling - struck circa 1860
  • A rarity of the highest order - known by perhaps four or five examples
  • An important, highly sought piece of early Australiana
  • Offered in superb, strictly Uncirculated condition
  • Sharply detailed, rich colours, traces of original lustre

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The 1860 Taylor Pattern Shilling represents a thrilling combination of powerful Gold Rush history and breathtaking rarity. This beautiful piece is offered in 'as struck' Uncirculated condition, and is one of perhaps four or five known examples!

The plain-edge copper 1860 Pattern Shilling was struck by the famed 19th century diesinker and entrepreneur W.J. Taylor. The creator of the Kangaroo Office and Port Phillip Patterns, Taylor struck a tiny number of trial sixpences and shillings during the mid to late 1850s. He had hoped that they may be adopted as a new coinage in the colonies.

Little is known of the issue, but these patterns are considered rarities of the highest order. Known by no more than five examples, the pattern before you is a prime illustration of this extraordinarily rare, highly desirable series. It features the word 'AUSTRALIA' beneath the detailed portrait of Queen Victoria, along with traces of original lustre.

A prestigious piece of early Australiana, the 1860 Taylor Pattern Shilling is of the strongest national and international significance. With decades passing between appearances of Taylor Patterns on the market, this remarkable opportunity must be grasped with both hands.

More Information
Country of IssueAustralia
Year of Issue1860
DenominationPenny
MetalCopper Alloy
GradeUncirculated
Special FeatureBullion Act 1852, Struck in London c.1855
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