Great Britain 1835 1/2 sovereign
This specimen was lot 31033 in Heritage sale 3064 (Chicago, April 2018), where it sold for $3,840. The catalog description noted, "William IV gold 1/2 Sovereign 1835 MS64+ NGC. With only mild surface marks, this coin exhibits a spectacular full sun-yellow luster, the fifth highest graded between PCGS and NGC combined. A similar example graded more than two points lower realized $2,200 in our January 2018 auction. One for the discerning collector." This type is listed for 1835-37 and is expensive despite the substantial mintage. The 1834 half sovereign had a slightly smaller diameter.
Recorded mintage: 773,000.
Specification: 3.99 g, .917 fine gold, .117 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: KM 722, S-3831.
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