Great Britain 1850 1/2 sovereign

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Heritage sale 3037, lot 29723
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This specimen was lot 29723 in Heritage sale 3037 (New York, January 2015), where it sold for $3,525. The catalog description[1] noted, "Victoria gold 1/2 Sovereign 1850 MS63+ PCGS, Royal mint. Highly choice for the grade, with luster that radiates the centers and only a couple luster marks in front of Victoria's portrait. A coin that would definitely 'look right at home' in higher graded hol[d]er." This bust was used on the half sovereign, or ten shilling coin, 1838-85. This is a scarce date.

Recorded mintage: 180,000.

Specification: 3.99 g, .917 fine gold, .117 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: KM 735.1, S-3859.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and Scott Cordry, Heritage Signature Auction 3037, featuring the Empire, the Santa Catarina, the Law and the Santa Maria Collections, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2014.
  • Bressett, Kenneth E., A Guide Book of English Coins, Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, 2nd Ed., Racine, WI: Whitman Publishing, 1962.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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