Great Britain 1723 1/2 crown

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Sincona sale 6, lot 1327
This specimen was lot 1327 in Sincona sale 6 (Zurich, May 2012), where it sold for 3,600 CHF (about US$4,430 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"GROSSBRITANNIEN George I. 1714-1727. Halfcrown 1723. Drapiertes, belorbeertes Brustbild nach rechts. Rv. Vier gekrönte Wappen ins Kreuz gestellt, in den Winkeln SSC. Vorzüglich-FDC. (Great Britain, George I, 1714-27, half crown of 1723. Obverse: draped, laureate bust to right; reverse: four crowned shield in a cross, "SS-C" in the angles. Extremely fine to uncirculated.)"
This type is listed for 1723 only, the "SS-C" in the angles standing for the South Sea Company. Issue of half crowns was erratic under George I; the previous issue was in 1720 and the next in 1728.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 15.05 g, .925 fine silver, .447 troy oz ASW; this specimen is 15,01 g.

Catalog reference: S. 3643, KM 540.2.


  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • 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]Numismatic Coins, Medals, Banknotes & Books: Auction 6, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2012.

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