Great Britain 1846 1/2 sovereign
This specimen was lot 35006 in Heritage sale 3038 (Dallas, January 2015), where it sold for $1,880. The catalog description 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.
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