Great Britain 1883 1/2 sovereign
This specimen was lot 6610 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2017), where it sold for $493.50. The catalog description noted, "GREAT BRITAIN. 1/2 Sovereign, 1883. PCGS MS-62 Secure Holder. Nice strike." This type was struck in substantial quantities 1838-85 yet choice specimens are few.
Recorded mintage: 2,870,000, a common date.
Specification: 3.99 g, .917 fine gold, .117 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: S-3861; Fr-389e; KM-735.1.
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