Great Britain 1823 half crown KM-688
This specimen was lot 24918 in Heritage sale 3026 (Long Beach, October 2013), where it sold for $998.75. The catalog description noted, "George IV Halfcrown 1823, Laureate Head, Crowned Shield in Garter reverse, MS63 NGC, quite a pleasing coin, sharply detailed with majestic deep magenta iridescent toning. An old-time beauty." This type is noted for 1823-24 and is rather scarce. The 1823 output also includes some of KM 676 with a different reverse.
Recorded mintage: 2,004,000 (including KM 676) plus a few proofs.
Specification: 14.14 g, silver, .925 fine.
Catalog reference: S-3808, KM 688.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and Scott Cordry, Heritage Signature Auction 3026, World & Ancient Coins, featuring the RLM Collection, Part Two, the Nogales Collection and the Goetz Medals Die Archive, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.
- Lobel, Richard, Mark Davidson, Allan Hailstone and Eleni Calligas, Coincraft's Standard Catalogue of English and UK Coins, 1066 to Date, London: Coincraft, 1995.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.