Great Britain 1828 half crown

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Goldberg sale 78, lot 3212
photo courtesy Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

This specimen was lot 3212 in Goldberg sale 78 (Los Angeles, January 2014), where it sold for $1,351. The catalog description[1] noted, "Great Britain. Halfcrown, 1828. George IV. This is the rarest date in the short 'bare head' Halfcrown series (1825-1829). Especially elusive in top grades this specimen is well struck with a light mauve patina over crisp surfaces. Uncirculated, Details (Surface Hairlines)." This type is recorded for 1824-29 and is scarce in decent (VF or better) condition.

Recorded mintage: 50,000.

Specification: 14.14 g, .925 fine silver.

Catalog reference: S.3809; KM-695.


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  • 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]Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, Yifu Che and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg sale 78: the pre-Long Beach Auction, Ancient and World Coins, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, 2014.

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