Great Britain 1750 crown

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Heritage sale 3021, lot 27669
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 27669 in Heritage sale 3022 (New York, January 2013), where it was bought back for $2,467.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "George II Crown 1750, Old laureate Head, V. Qvarto edge, uncertified, Choice XF, deeply patinated to an even dark gray, fully original with nearly mark-free surfaces to the naked eye. A nice historical coin." This type was struck 1746, 1750 and 1751 and is rare. It was the last British crown struck until 1817.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 30.1 g, .917 fine silver.

Catalog reference: S-3690, KM 585.2, Dav-1351.


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  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3021, featuring the Cecil Webster, Richard P. Ariagno and Elizabeth McPhall Charters Collection, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2012.

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