Great Britain 1841 1/2 sovereign

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Ponterio sale 177, lot 12276
Great Britain 1841 half sovereign rev P177-12276.jpg

This specimen was lot 12276 in Ponterio sale 177 (Chicago, August 2013), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "GREAT BRITAIN. 1/2 Sovereign, 1841. PCGS MS-64 Secure Holder. Second finest certified with only one finer." This type was struck 1838-72 in large quantities with a slightly modified obverse continuing until 1874. Despite the large mintages, the type is scarce in nice condition. A rare "narrow shield" variety exists for the date.

Recorded mintage: 509,000.

Specification: 3.99 g, .917 fine gold, .117 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-389b; S-3859; KM-735.1.

Source:

  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 177: The August 2013 Chicago ANA Auction, World Coins, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2013.

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