Great Britain 1893 1/2 sovereign
This specimen was lot 22769 in Heritage sale 3010 (Boston, August 2010), where it sold for $299. The catalog description noted, "Victoria gold Half Sovereign 1893, Old or Veiled Head, uncertified, satiny UNC and quite pleasing." This type was struck 1893-1901 in considerable numbers. This "old bust" is the most familiar and most common of Victoria's half sovereigns.
Recorded mintage: 4,427,000 (including the Jubilee type) plus 773 proofs.
Specification: 3.99 g, .917 fine gold.
Catalog reference: Fr-397; S-3878; KM-766.
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- 1891 sovereign
- 1892 ½ sovereign
- 1893 penny
- 1893 silver penny
- 1893 2 pence
- 1893 threepence, Jubilee head
- 1893 3 pence
- 1893 4 pence
- 1893 6 pence
- 1893 shilling
- 1893 florin
- 1893 half crown
- 1893 crown
- 1893 2 pounds
- 1893 sovereign
- 1896 ½ sovereign
- Coins and currency dated 1893
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