Great Britain 1910 1/2 sovereign

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Ponterio sale 176, lot 20426
photo courtesy Stack's-Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 20426 in Ponterio sale 176 (Chicago, August 2013), where it sold for $223. The catalog description[1] noted, "GREAT BRITAIN. Edward VII, 1901-1910. Half-Sovereign, 1910. NGC AU-58. Bare head right. Rv. Pistrucci’s St. George and the Dragon, date below; initials added. Ex: Burns, 1974." This type was struck 1902-10 in considerable numbers and is the only half sovereign for Edward VII.

Recorded mintage: 5,024,000.

Specification: 3.99 g, .917 fine gold.

Catalog reference: S-3974B; Fr-401; KM-804.


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  • Lobel, Richard, Mark Davidson, Allan Hailstone and Eleni Calligas, Coincraft's Standard Catalogue of English and UK Coins, 1066 to Date, London: Coincraft, 1995.
  • Skingley, Philip, ed., Standard Catalogue of British Coins: Coins of England & the United Kingdom, 46th edition, London: Spink & Son, 2011.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, and Bruce Roland Hagen, Ponterio sale 176: The Thos. H. Law Collection of English Gold Coins, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2013.

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