Estimate: 100 000 GBP
Price realized: 130 000 GBP
Proof and Specimen Sets
PROOF and SPECIMEN SETS, George IV (1820-1830), Proof coins, 1826, comprising gold Five and Two Pounds, Sovereign and Half-Sovereign; silver Crown, Halfcrown, Shilling, Sixpence . Minimal hairlining, about mint state and brilliant, the silver with dark matching tone; an attractive set in a 19th century custom-made gilt-blocked case £100,000-120,000
Provenance: Bt Spink 24 February 1938, £35, and has remained with the family of the purchaser ever since.
Five-Pounds, 39.91g/6h; Two-Pounds, 15.94g/6h; Sovereign, 7.98g/6h; Half-Sovereign, 3.99g/6h; Crown, 28.18g/6h; Halfcrown, 14.10g/6h; Shilling, 5.65g/6h; Sixpence, 2.82g/6h