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Auction 36  28 Mar 2021
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Starting price: 140 GBP
Price realized: 825 GBP

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UNITED KINGDOM. Elizabeth II, 1952-.
Gold half-sovereign, 1989. Royal Mint. Proof.
Commemorating the 500 years anniversary of the sovereign 1489-1989, this is the first special design issued under Queen Elizabeth II, often held to be the most beautiful coin design during her reign.
Facing full length portrait of Elizabeth II seated in King Edward's Chair as at her coronation, all within beaded border; legend around in Medieval typeface, ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF ·. Design by Bernard Sindall. / Crowned Royal Shield of Arms set in a double Tudor rose, within beaded circle; inscription around in medieval typeface, 'ANNIVERSARY · OF · THE · GOLD · SOVEREIGN · 1489 · 1989'. Design by Bernard R. Sindall. Edge milled.
In secure plastic holder, graded NGC PF 70 CAMEO, certification number 6027537-007.

Reference: S-SB3 (was 4277); KM-955
Mintage: 21,824.
Diameter: 19.3 mm.
Thickness: 0.99 mm.
Weight: 3.994 g. (AGW=0.1178 oz.)
Composition: 917.0/1000 Gold.

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