Great Britain 1846 1/2 sovereign

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Heritage sale 3038, lot 35006
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This specimen was lot 35006 in Heritage sale 3038 (Dallas, January 2015), where it sold for $1,880. The catalog description[1] noted, "Victoria gold 1/2 Sovereign 1846 MS65 PCGS. Young Head type with full mint bloom. Bordering on rare in this state of preservation." 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: 1,064,000.

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.
  • Lobel, Richard, Mark Davidson, Allan Hailstone and Eleni Calligas, Coincraft's Standard Catalogue of English and UK Coins, 1066 to Date, London: Coincraft, 1995.
  • Skingley, Philip, ed., Standard Catalogue of British Coins: Coins of England & the United Kingdom, 46th edition, London: Spink & Son, 2011
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage Signature Auction 3037, featuring the Empire, the Santa Catarina, the Law and the Santa Maria Collections, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2014.

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