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Lot 427

Great Britain. Pattern Sovereign, 1825. WR-236. By William Wyon after Chantrey's model. The reverse by Merlen. George IV, 1820-1830. Bare head left. Reverse: Crowned, ornately garnished shield. Reeded edge. R5, extremely rare (6 to 10 known). A choice specimen, with light golden toning and a nicely frosted portrait and shield. NGC graded Proof 64 Cameo.

1825 was the year in which the king intervened in matters numismatic, insisting that his laureate portrait be replaced on all the coinage. Evidently he felt the earlier portrait made him look too much like a "Roman," along with his face looking too full (in fact he was a portly man). Thus this new style shows him with an almost slim neck and a much lighter and naturalistic face.
Estimated Value $8,000 - 9,000.
Ex Dr Jacob Y. Terner Collection.

Realized $10,925

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