Great Britain 1818 crown

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Heritage sale 3021, lot 20886
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 20886 in Heritage sale 3021 (New York, January 2013), where it sold for $15,275. The catalog description[1] noted, "George III Crown 1818, LVIII edge, MS67 PCGS, superb frosty surfaces, with glassy snow-white luster and a wonderful full strike. Gem examples of this type are very scarce, but this coin goes beyond most of them in stark eye-appeal and in technical quality. Clearly among the finest known of this type and date. From The Kairos Collection." The type was struck 1818-20 and features the bust of George III, by then subject to the regency of his son the Prince of Wales. Edges are marked "ANNO LVIII" or "ANNO LIX" with no premium awarded either variety.

Recorded mintage: 155,000 (LVIII and LIX).

Specification: 28.27 g, .925 fine silver, .841 troy oz ASW, designed by Pistrucci.

Catalog reference: S-3787, KM 675, Dav-103.


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