Great Britain 1836 half crown
This specimen was lot 29895 in Heritage sale 3042 (Long Beach, September 2015), where it sold for $3,760. The catalog description noted, "William IV 1/2 Crown 1836 MS64 PCGS, Royal mint. A lovely coin with attractive, natural surfaces and significant residual luster. We note that we sold an MS63 example of this date in January, 2015 for $1,700 hammer. From The Bob Bennett Collection." This type was struck 1834-37 and is expensive in nice condition.
Recorded mintage: 993,000.
Specification: 14.14 g, .925 fine silver, this specimen 14,13 g.
Catalog reference: S. 3834, KM 714.2.
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