Great Britain 1849 sovereign

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Ponterio sale 168, lot 40155
photo courtesy Stack's-Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 40155 in Ponterio sale 168 (Philadelphia, August 2012), where it sold for $3,055. The catalog description[1] noted, "GREAT BRITAIN. Sovereign, 1849. PCGS MS-62. Secure Holder. Lustrous and attractive. Ex: Douro Cargo." This bust was used on the sovereign, or one pound coin, 1838-64 with a slightly modified type (KM 736.2) extending until 1874. This date is reasonably available.

Recorded mintage: 2,247,000.

Specification: 7.98 g, .917 fine gold.

Catalog reference: Fr-387e; S-3852c; KM-736.1.

Source:

  • Bressett, Kenneth E., A Guide Book of English Coins, Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, 2nd Ed., Racine, WI: Whitman Publishing, 1962.
  • 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.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 168: The Official ANA Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2012.

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