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Auction 83  28 May 2023
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Lot 49

Starting price: 2350 GBP
Price realized: 2400 GBP
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PF 66 CAMEO | UNITED KINGDOM. George VI, 1936-52.
Gold half-sovereign, 1937. Royal Mint. Proof.
Issued in the four coin set for the coronation on 12 May 1937. The plain edge indicates that this is a commemorative coin not intended for circulation as the United Kingdom came off the gold standard in 1931 due to the Great Depression.
Bare head of King George VI facing left; HP below; GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX F : D : IND : IMP. Design by Thomas Humphrey Paget. / St. George on horseback rearing right, dragon below, date and B.P. in exergue. Design by Benedetto Pistrucci. Edge plain.
In secure plastic holder, graded NGC PF 66 CAMEO, certification number 6671478-003.

NGC Census in this grade: 45.
NGC Census in higher grade: 34
Total NGC Census: 525
Reference: S-4077; KM-858; F-267
Mintage: 5,501.
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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