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Auction 4  21 Sep 2021
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Lot 156

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Starting price: 80 000 GBP
Price realized: 120 000 GBP

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PF63 | George IV (1820-30), gold proof Five Pounds, 1826, engraved by William Wyon, bare head left, date below, legend and toothed border surrounding, GEORGIUS IV DEI GRATIA, rev. quartered shield of arms with an escutcheon of the Arms of Hanover upon crowned ermine mantle, legend and toothed border surrounding, BRITANNIARUM REX FID: DEF:, edge inscribed in raised letters and dated, DECUS ET TUTAMEN ANNO REGNI SEPTIMO (WR 213 R3; L&S 27; Hill F6 S; S.3797; Fr.373; KM.702). Some light hairlines and nicks, has been graded by NGC in their early period circa 1989-92 as PF63, before any extra accolade to the grade number existed, becoming rare to see in European auctions and especially in such an impressive state of preservation.

NGC certification 162062-005.

Circa 400 pieces struck.

The Latin obverse legend translates as "George the Fourth, by the Grace of God" continuing on the reverse as "King of the Britons, Defender of the Faith," and on the edge "an ornament and a safeguard, in the seventh year of the reign."

Ex Spink Numismatic Circular, August 2004, item MG1255.


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