Auction: 20005 - The Stratos Sale of Spectacular English Gold Coins
(g) William IV (1830-1837), 'Lightweight' Proof Half-Sovereign, 1831, struck on the experimental small flan, by Wyon (after Chantrey) and Merlen, bare head right, plain truncation, rev. crowned shield on mantle, edge plain, 3.89g, 4h (Murdoch III, -; Nobleman 205/6(b); W&R 267 [R3]; Marsh -; Spink 3830), an evidently early or more probably original '1831 striking' with inverted die axes as customary for currency issues of the period, a wonderful example save only for a trace of cabinet friction in otherwise pleasingly brilliant fields, the central devices frosted cameo, almost FDC, rare
This lot is also offered as a group lot in lot 280. Whichever reaches higher hammer price will sell and the other option will be withdrawn.
The Gemini Collection
NGC PF62 ULTRA CAMEO (Certification #5880299-002)
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