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Lot 431

Great Britain. Proof Sovereign, 1826. S-3801; Fr-377a; KM-696. George IV, 1820-1830. Bare Head left. Reverse: Crowned ornately garnished shield. Reeded edge. Mintage unknown, between 120 and 400 pieces. Rated R2 (very rare) by WR (as #237). All of the coins of this style are rarer than catalogue values suggest when in truly choice states. Cameo relief, typical of the Proofs of this year. Superb! NGC graded Proof 66 Ultra Cameo.

The special sets of this year were occasioned by the king's own request that his portrait on all his coinage be changed to this new style, which shows him as being much less portly than he actually was. Actually, it's quite a dignified bust.
Estimated Value $4,000 - 5,000.
Ex Dr Jacob Y. Terner Collection.

Realized $10,350

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