Great Britain 1736 crown

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Heritage sale 3064, lot 30979
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 30979 in Heritage sale 3064 (Chicago, April 2018), where it sold for $5,040. The catalog description[1] noted, "George II Crown 1736 MS63 NGC. The crowns of George II were the last of this denomination to be produced from West Country silver (a provenance denoted by the roses and plumes on the reverse of this example), this source becoming depleted in the mid 18th century and the production of silver coinage altogether slowing to a trickle until the early 19th century. This is a very pleasing and well-struck mint state specimen of this scarce date, with a light russet tone and hints of gold shining through." This type is listed for 1732-36.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 8.35 g, .917 fine gold, .246 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: KM 575.1, S-3836, ESC-121, Dav-1347.

Source:

  • Lobel, Richard, Mark Davidson, Allan Hailstone and Eleni Calligas, Coincraft's Standard Catalogue of English and UK Coins, 1066 to Date, London: Coincraft, 1995.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • Skingley, Philip, ed., Standard Catalogue of British Coins: Coins of England & the United Kingdom, 46th edition, London: Spink & Son, 2011.
  • [1]Cristiano Bierrenbach and Warren Tucker, Heritage World Coin Auction 3064, featuring the Doug Robins Collection of Canadian Tokens, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2018.

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