Great Britain 1831 shilling
This specimen was lot 20935 in Heritage sale 3021 (New York, January 2013), where it sold for $1,292.50. The catalog description noted, "William IV Proof Shilling 1831, plain edge, PR64 Cameo PCGS, dappled grayish gold and reddish blue iridescent surfaces, a completely original old-time piece from one of the Coronation Proof Sets of this year. Difficult to find so nice." This type was struck for William IV in 1831 and 1834-37. The 1831 is proof only and is rare.
Recorded mintage: a few proofs.
Specification: 5.65 g, .925 fine silver.
Catalog reference: S-3835, KM 713.
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- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3021, featuring the Cecil Webster, Richard P. Ariagno and Elizabeth McPhall Charters Collection, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2012.