Great Britain 1883 1/2 sovereign

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Stack's Bowers 2017 NYINC sale, lot 6610
photo courtesy Stack's Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 6610 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2017), where it sold for $493.50. The catalog description[1] 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.

Source:

  • Bressett, Kenneth E., A Guide Book of English Coins, Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, 2nd Ed., Racine, WI: Whitman Publishing, 1962.
  • 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.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, The January 2017 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, featuring the Richard Stuart Collection, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2016.

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