Great Britain 1853 1/2 sovereign
This specimen was lot 31044 in Heritage sale 3064 (Chicago, April 2018), where it sold for $1,020. The catalog description noted, "Victoria gold 1/2 Sovereign 1853 MS63 NGC, Royal mint. A few emerald pinpoints are observed atop the fully lustrous surfaces, while the central designs retain their as-struck crispness and handling marks remain at a minimum." This bust was used on the half sovereign, or ten shilling coin, 1838-85. This is a common date.
Recorded mintage: 2,709,000 plus proofs.
Specification: 3.99 g, .917 fine gold, .117 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: KM 735.1, S-3859.
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