Great Britain 1842 1/2 sovereign
This specimen was lot 3313 in Goldberg sale 75 (Los Angeles, September 2013), where it sold for $1,437.50. The catalog description noted, "Great Britain. Half Sovereign, 1842. Victoria. Uncirculated and lustrous. Truly irreplaceable in the top grades. NGC graded MS-62." 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.
Recorded mintage: 2,223,000.
Specification: 3.99 g, .917 fine gold, .117 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: Fr-389b; S-3859; KM-735.1.
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