Great Britain 1847 crown Dav-106

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Goldberg sale 34, lot 2741
photo courtesy Ira & Larry Goldberg

This specimen was lot 2741 in Goldberg sale 34 (Beverly Hills, February 2006), where it sold for $4,100. The catalog description[1] noted, "Great Britain. Gothic Crown, 1847. Victoria. A beautiful iridescent tone specimen with near perfect mirror surfaces. NGC graded Proof 64." While this is not a rare coin (there were three others in this particular sale), its glamorous design and beautiful toning make this coin always in demand. The type was also struck in 1853. This design was never struck for circulation but was reused on the florin of 1848-77 (KM 745 and 746) which is readily available in circulated condition.

Recorded mintage: 8000, all in proof.

Specification: 28.28 g, .925 fine silver, .841 troy oz ASW, edge, Un Decimo.

Catalog reference: S.3883; ESC-288; Dav-106; KM 744.


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  • Rayner, P. Alan, and Maurice Bull, English Silver Coinage from 1649, 6th Ed., London: Spink & Son, 2015.
  • Skingley, Philip, ed., Standard Catalogue of British Coins: Coins of England & the United Kingdom, 46th edition, London: Spink & Son, 2011.

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