Great Britain 1929 half crown

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Heritage sale 3064, lot 33160
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Goldberg sale 106, lot 2173
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The first specimen was lot 33160 in Heritage sale 3064 (Chicago, April 2018), where it sold for $288. The catalog description[1] noted, "George V 1/2 Crown 1929 MS65 PCGS. A lightly golden piece almost flawless in its execution, save a light ding on George's truncation, with satiny surfaces." The second specimen was lot 2173 in Goldberg sale 106 (Los Angeles, September 2018), where it sold for $144. The catalog description[2] noted, "Great Britain. Halfcrown, 1929. George V. PCGS graded MS-65." This type was struck 1927-36 in substantial numbers. It superseded a type struck 1911-26 with a different reverse (KM 818).

Recorded mintage: 17,633,000 + proofs.

Specification: 14.13 g, .500 fine silver, .227 troy oz ASW, 32.3 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 835, S-4037.


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  • [1]Cristiano Bierrenbach and Warren Tucker, Heritage World Coin Auction 3064, featuring the Doug Robins Collection of Canadian Tokens, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2018.
  • [2]Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, John Lavender, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 106: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2018.

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