Great Britain 1836 half crown

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Heritage sale 3042, lot 29895
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This specimen was lot 29895 in Heritage sale 3042 (Long Beach, September 2015), where it sold for $3,760. The catalog description[1] 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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  • [1]Cristiano Bierrenbach, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World Coin Auction 3042, featuring the Read and Bob Bennett Collections, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2015.

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