Great Britain 1828 half crown
This specimen was lot 3212 in Goldberg sale 78 (Los Angeles, January 2014), where it sold for $1,351. The catalog description 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.
- 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.
- 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.