Great Britain 1908 half crown

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Goldberg sale 74, lot 4751
photo courtesy Goldberg Coins & Collectibles

This specimen was lot 4751 in Goldberg sale 74 (Los Angeles, June 2013), where it sold for $1,265 including buyer's fees. The catalog description[1] noted, "Great Britain. Halfcrown, 1908. Edward VII. An especially rare date in this mint state grade. NGC graded MS-63." This type was struck 1902-10 in substantial numbers but nice specimens are scarce.

Recorded mintage: 1,759,000.

Specification: 14.13 g, .925 fine silver, .420 troy oz ASW, 32.3 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: S.3980; ESC-753; KM-802.


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  • [1]Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, John Lavender and Steven Harvey, Goldberg Sale 74: the pre-Long Beach Sale, featuring the Arden Collection, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, 2013.

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