Great Britain 1935 1/2 crown

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Heritage sale 3020, lot 24395
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 24395 in Heritage sale 3024 (Chicago, April 2013), where it sold for $2,350. The catalog description[1] noted, "George V Proof Halfcrown 1935, PR66 NGC, brilliant silvery gray surfaces, a rare grade for a coin that is rarely seen, as a Proof of Record, in any state." This type was issued 1927-36 and this date is common tho proofs are rare.

Recorded mintage: 7,022,000 plus a few proofs.

Specification: 14.14 g, .500 fine silver, 32.3 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: S-4037, KM 835.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • 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.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3024, featuring the Kairos and Elizabeth McPhall Charters Collections, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.

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