Great Britain 1837 sovereign

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Heritage sale 3010, lot 21159
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 21159 in Heritage sale 3010 (Boston, August 2010), where it sold for $3,450. The catalog description[1] noted, "William IV gold Sovereign 1837, MS62 NGC, a handsome coin despite small abrasions and a few light scuffs on the portrait, and some very faint hairlines (likely from being on a pad, not cleaned), the luster strong, strike quite impressive although not perfect, also pleasing gold color. Very scarce so nice as the final date of this king's gold." This type is listed for 1831-37 and is expensive despite the substantial mintage. This is the most common date.

Recorded mintage: 1,173,000.

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, 1701-1800, 5th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2010.
  • 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, Scott Cordry and John Kraljevich, Heritage Sale 3010: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2010.

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