Great Britain 1826 crown
This specimen was lot 4523 in Goldberg sale 74 (Los Angeles, June 2013), where it did not sell. The catalog description noted, "Great Britain. Proof Crown, 1826. George IV. Obverse: Bare headed portrait of king left. GEORGIUS IV DEI GRATIA, Date 1826 below. Reverse: Crowned Hanoverian shield, motto on scroll DIEU ET MON DROIT. Edge inscribed in small raised letters. Regnal year SEPTIMO. Mint state, toned in shades of magenta and blue. Good eye appeal. A very attractive coin from the rare Proof sets of that year. PCGS graded Proof 63." A crown was worth five shillings or sixty pence. This rare crown is not listed in Davenport; perhaps he dismissed it as a pattern.
Recorded mintage: 150 plus a few proofs.
Specification: 28.27 g, .925 fine silver, .840 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: S.3806; ESC-257; KM-699.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
- Bressett, Kenneth E., A Guide Book of English Coins, Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, 2nd Ed., Racine, WI: Whitman Publishing, 1962.
- Lobel, Richard, Mark Davidson, Allan Hailstone and Eleni Calligas, Coincraft's Standard Catalogue of English and UK Coins, 1066 to Date, London: Coincraft, 1995.
- Skingley, Philip, ed., Standard Catalogue of British Coins: Coins of England & the United Kingdom, 46th edition, London: Spink & Son, 2011.
- Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, John Lavender and Steven Harvey, Goldberg Sale 74: the pre-Long Beach Sale, featuring the Arden Collection, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, 2013.