Great Britain 1857 1/2 sovereign

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Heritage sale 3073, lot 33097
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 33097 in Heritage sale 3073 (Chicago, April 2019), where it sold for $504. The catalog description[1] noted, "Victoria gold 1/2 Sovereign 1857 MS62 NGC. From the Lake County Collection." Half sovereigns were struck with this bust 1838-85 and are common. Many dates of 1863-80 bear die numbers.

Recorded mintage: 728,000.

Specification: 3.99 g, .917 fine gold.

Catalog reference: KM 735.1, S-3859.

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.
  • Bressett, Kenneth E., A Guide Book of English Coins, Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, 2nd Ed., Racine, WI: Whitman Publishing, 1962.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • 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 and Warren Tucker, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3073, featuring the Lake County Collection of British coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2019.

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