Great Britain 1819 1/2 crown

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Heritage sale 3021, lot 20884
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 20884 in Heritage sale 3021 (New York, January 2013), where it sold for $1,410. The catalog description[1] noted, "George III Halfcrown 1819, Small Laureate Head, MS65 PCGS, a gorgeous Gem UNC with glistening satiny luster, a super-bold strike showing just about every tiny design detail, and lovely golden gray toning with some bright greenish blue iridescence on the reverse. A real prize for an 1819 halfcrown!" This is the highest mintage date of a type struck 1817-20 and superseded a design with a slightly different bust of 1816-17 (KM 667).

Recorded mintage: 4,790,000.

Specification: 14.14 g, .925 fine silver, .420 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: S-3789, KM 672.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • Bressett, Kenneth E., A Guide Book of English Coins, Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, 2nd Ed., Racine, WI: Whitman Publishing, 1962.
  • [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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