Great Britain 1827 sovereign

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Heritage sale 3024, lot 24290
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 24290 in Heritage sale 3024 (Chicago, April 2013), where it sold for $1,645. The catalog description[1] noted, "George IV gold Sovereign 1827, Bare Head, AU58 NGC, lustrous and boldly detailed, lovely light yellow gold. Very scarce date." This type was struck for George IV 1825-30 and despite substantial mintages, all the dates are scarce.

Recorded mintage: 2,267,000.

Specification: 7.98 g, .917 fine gold, .235 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: S-3801, KM 696.

Sources:

  • Skingley, Philip, ed., Standard Catalogue of British Coins: Coins of England & the United Kingdom, 46th edition, London: Spink & Son, 2011.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
  • 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.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3024, featuring the Kairos and Elizabeth McPhall Charters Collections, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.

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