Great Britain 1831 shilling

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Heritage sale 3021, lot 20935
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 20935 in Heritage sale 3021 (New York, January 2013), where it sold for $1,292.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "William IV Proof Shilling 1831, plain edge, PR64 Cameo PCGS, dappled grayish gold and reddish blue iridescent surfaces, a completely original old-time piece from one of the Coronation Proof Sets of this year. Difficult to find so nice." This type was struck for William IV in 1831 and 1834-37. The 1831 is proof only and is rare.

Recorded mintage: a few proofs.

Specification: 5.65 g, .925 fine silver.

Catalog reference: S-3835, KM 713.


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  • Lobel, Richard, Mark Davidson, Allan Hailstone and Eleni Calligas, Coincraft's Standard Catalogue of English and UK Coins, 1066 to Date, London: Coincraft, 1995.
  • Skingley, Philip, ed., Standard Catalogue of British Coins: Coins of England & the United Kingdom, 46th edition, London: Spink & Son, 2011.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3021, featuring the Cecil Webster, Richard P. Ariagno and Elizabeth McPhall Charters Collection, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2012.

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