Great Britain 1865 1/2 sovereign

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Sincona sale 51, lot 2630
This specimen was lot 2630 in Sincona sale 51 (Zurich, October 2018), where it sold for 250 CHF (about US$302 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Victoria, 1837-1901. 1/2 Sovereign 1865, London. Larger young head. Die number 2. Vorzüglich. (kingdom of Great Britain, Victoria, 1837-1901, half sovereign of 1865, London mint, young head. Extremely fine.)"
This type was struck in substantial quantities 1838-85 yet choice specimens are few. All issues of 1865 bear a die number; this one has die number 2 visible at the bottom of the reverse.

Recorded mintage: 1,835,000.

Specification: 3.99 g, .917 fine gold, .117 troy oz AGW, this specimen 3.97 g.

Catalog reference: Seaby 3860D, Fr-389f; KM-735.2.


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