Great Britain 1902 1/2 sovereign
This specimen was lot 33137 in Heritage sale 3073 (Chicago, April 2019), where it sold for $480. The catalog description noted, "Edward VII gold Matte Proof 1/2 Sovereign 1902 PR63 PCGS." This type was struck 1902-10 in considerable numbers and is the only half sovereign for Edward VII. This is the only date for which proofs were made.
Recorded mintage: 4,244,000 plus 15,000 proofs.
Specification: 3.99 g, .917 fine gold.
Catalog reference: Fr-401, KM 804, S-3974A.
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