Great Britain 1819 1/2 crown
This specimen was lot 20884 in Heritage sale 3021 (New York, January 2013), where it sold for $1,410. The catalog description 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 This is the highest mintage date of a type struck 1817-20 and superseded a design with a slightly different bust of 1816-17 (KM 667).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.
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- 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.