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Auction 83  28 May 2023
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Lot 19

Starting price: 100 000 GBP
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PR62 DCAM | UNITED KINGDOM. George IV, 1820-30.
Gold 5 pounds (5 sovereigns), 1826. Royal Mint. Proof.
The 1826 Proof 5 Pound is celebrated by many as one of the most impressive and beautiful designs of all British coinage. It has seen values soaring past £200,000 for the best examples and surely this will continue, considering it is considerably scarcer than the Una and the Lion 5 Pound of 1839. This is a rare occasion to obtain an excellent example with the coveted Deep Cameo designation awarded by PCGS who tends to be stricter with grading. The coin truly 'pops'; slight scuffing in places is lost among the coins superior characteristics and design elements. A premium offer for the discerning collector investor of the best of British coinage.
Bare head of King George IV facing left; date below; GEORGIUS IV DEI GRATIA. Design by William Wyon. / Crowned and mantled square topped shield of arms with crowned inescutcheon; BRITANNIARUM REX FID: DEF: around. Design by Jean Baptiste Merlen. Edge inscribed (raised lettering); DECUS ET TUTAMEN. ANNO REGNI SEPTIMO.
In secure plastic holder, graded PCGS PR62 DCAM, certification number 36499275.

PCGS population in this grade: 11.
PCGS population in higher grade: 25.
Reference: S-3797; F-232
Mintage: 150.
Diameter: 36 mm.
Weight: 39.9403 g. (AGW=1.1777 oz.)
Composition: 917.0/1000 Gold.

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