Great Britain 1836 sovereign

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Heritage sale 3020, lot 24088
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 24088 in Heritage sale 3020 (Long Beach, September 2012), where it sold for $5,875. The catalog description[1] 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.


  • 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.
  • [1]Tucker, Warren, and Cris Bierrenbach, Heritage Signature Auction 3020: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2012.

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