Great Britain 1876 sovereign
This specimen was lot 33110 in Heritage sale 3064 (Chicago, April 2018), where it sold for $540. The catalog description noted, "Victoria gold Sovereign 1876 MS62 NGC. Evenly distributed signs of handling set the grade. Regardless, an always popular type, with bright luster." This type was struck 1871-85 in considerable numbers. The obverse was carried over from the type of 1838-74 but the reverse revived the St. George and the dragon design last used in 1825.
Recorded mintage: 3,319,000 incl. proofs. a slightly better date.
Specification: 7.98 g, .917 fine gold.
Catalog reference: KM 752, S-3856A.
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