1039054 | ISLE OF MAN. James Stanley.
(10th Earl of Derby, 1702-36). 1723 AR Pattern Sixpence. PCGS SP45.
By William Wood. Edge: Engrailed. SANS CHARGER. Stanley crest: Eagle and child atop cap of Maintenance /
QVOCVNQVE GESSERIS STABIT. Triune (type 2). KM Pn10; Pridmore 26; S-unlisted; C-MPTN-070var.
An extremely rare type. We note that an example of the denomination with a some scratches and described as " About very fine" realized £6000 hammer (approximately $11,075) at public auction in September, 2015. . Deep cabinet patina, superb for the type and quite possibly the finest known example.
Please use this link to verify the PCGS certification number 81264204 Alan Kelly writes: 'The Manx issues of 1721-5 are not patterns, but an unofficial coinage struck by Richard Maguire, a Dublin banker, and Josiah Poole, a wealthy Liverpool merchant, who leased the customs of the Isle of Man from the Earl of Derby, in March, 1721, for the sum of £1,050 a year. It is my opinion that the coins were manufactured locally, almost certainly at Ballasalla by the Wilks family, who later assisted Samuel Topping and Amos Dyall with the manufacture of the 1733 coinage in Castle Rushen.
'Besides not being patterns I believe I have enough evidence to say that these silver coins struck from the halfpenny dies are in fact sixpences. Likewise the coins struck in silver from the penny dies are shillings. Manx coinage was never weight related so why pay for extra dies? The dies themselves were probably acquired by Poole and Maguire from William Wood, but there isn't any evidence to support that, other than Maguire's Irish connection.'.