Great Britain 1929 crown
This specimen was lot 23052 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2018), where it sold for $384. The catalog description noted, "GREAT BRITAIN. Crown, 1929. NGC MS-63. Mintage of only 4994 pieces. Toned with underlying luster and quite good eye appeal." This type was struck 1927-36 in very limited numbers and is expensive today; the commemorative crown of 1935 was minted in larger numbers than the entire type added together. This type was the last issued for circulation; all British crowns issued since have been commemoratives.
Recorded mintage: 4,994.
Specification: 28.27 g, .500 fine silver, .454 troy oz ASW, 38.5 mm diameter, designed by Bertram MacKennal and Percy Metcalfe.
Catalog reference: S-4036; KM-836.
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