Great Britain 1720 crown

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Goldberg sale 98, lot 2928
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This specimen was lot 2928 in Goldberg sale 98 (Los Angeles, June 2017), where it sold for $3,407.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Great Britain. Crown, 1720/18. George I. Laureate and draped bust right. Reverse: Roses and plumes in angles. Edge: SEXTO. Lovely shades of olive green and blue peripheral toning. NGC graded AU-58." This type was issued 1716-20 and 1726 and all dates are scarce. None of the British crowns of the eighteenth century are cheap.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 30.10 g, .925 fine silver, .895 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 545.1, S.3639; ESC-113; Dav-1345.


  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1700-1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.
  • Lobel, Richard, Mark Davidson, Allan Hailstone and Eleni Calligas, Coincraft's Standard Catalogue of English and UK Coins, 1066 to Date, London: Coincraft, 1995.
  • Rayner, P. Alan, and Maurice Bull, English Silver Coinage from 1649, 6th Ed., London: Spink & Son, 2015.
  • Skingley, Philip, ed., Standard Catalogue of British Coins: Coins of England & the United Kingdom, 46th edition, London: Spink & Son, 2011.
  • [1]Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, John Lavender, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 98: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2017.

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