Great Britain 1844 half crown
This coin was lot 9425 in Ponterio sale 150 (Los Angeles, August 2009), where it sold for $391. The catalog description noted, "GREAT BRITAIN. 1/2 Crown, 1844. Dipped, BRILLIANT UNCIRCULATED." The type was struck for circulation 1839-50 and features the bust of the young queen Victoria. A slightly revised bust was used 1874-87. The bust strongly resembles the one used on the crown but the half crown was issued in much larger numbers.
Recorded mintage: 1,999,000.
Specification: 14.14 g, .925 fine silver, .420 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: S-3888; KM 740.
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