Great Britain 1836 sovereign
This specimen was lot 24088 in Heritage sale 3020 (Long Beach, September 2012), where it sold for $5,875. The catalog description noted, "William IV gold Sovereign 1836, MS64 NGC, a beauty having a really bold strike, satiny luster, only tiny abrasions, and lovely light yellow gold color. High end for the "64" grade. Rare in this condition!" This type is listed for 1831-37 and is expensive despite the substantial mintage.
Recorded mintage: 1,714,000.
Specification: 7.98 g, .917 fine gold, .235 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: S-3829B, KM 717.
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- Lobel, Richard, Mark Davidson, Allan Hailstone and Eleni Calligas, Coincraft's Standard Catalogue of English and UK Coins, 1066 to Date, London: Coincraft, 1995.
- Tucker, Warren, and Cris Bierrenbach, Heritage Signature Auction 3020: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2012.