Great Britain 1854 sovereign

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Heritage sale 3024, lot 24338
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 24338 in Heritage sale 3024 (Chicago, April 2013), where it sold for $558.13. The catalog description[1] noted, "Victoria gold Sovereign 1854, Young Head, AU55 'Douro Treasure' NGC, lots of remaining luster." This type was struck 1838-72 in large quantities with a slightly modified obverse continuing until 1874. Despite the large mintages, the type is scarce in nice condition.

Recorded mintage: 3,590,000.

Specification: 7.98 g, .917 fine gold, .235 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: S-3852D, KM736.1.

Sources:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • 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.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3024, featuring the Kairos and Elizabeth McPhall Charters Collections, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.

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