Great Britain 1834 1/2 sovereign

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Heritage sale 3030, lot 24179
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 24179 in Heritage sale 3030 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $5,287.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "William IV gold Half Sovereign 1834, small flan, MS64 NGC, a lovely choice coin with a sharp strike and super color." This type is listed for 1834-37 and is expensive despite the substantial mintage.

Recorded mintage: 134,000 (highest mintage date).

Specification: 3.99 g, .917 fine gold, .117 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: S-3830, KM 720.

Sources:

  • 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.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3030, featuring the RLM Collection, the Isaac Rudman Collection, the Hans Cook Collection and the Collection of Donald E. Bently, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.

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