Great Britain 1842 sovereign
This specimen was lot 33457 in Heritage sale 3042 (Long Beach, September 2015), where it sold for $517. The catalog description noted, "Victoria gold Sovereign 1842 AU55 NGC, Royal mint. A pleasing example with bright luster, devices that exhibit minimal wear, and surfaces that have been lightly handled." 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: 4,865,000.
Specification: 7.99 g, .917 fine gold, .235 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: S-3852C; Fr-387e; KM-736.1.
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