George III 1817 Proof Half-Sovereign PF65 Deep Cameo

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George III 1817 Proof Half-Sovereign PF65 Deep Cameo

George III (1760-1820), Proof gold Half-Sovereign, 1817, engraved by Benedetto Pistrucci, laureate head right, date below, legend GEORGIVS III DEI GRATIA raised rim both sides, rev. inverted die axis, crowned shield of arms, dot below, REX FID: DEF: BRITANNIARUM, edge milled (WR 204; S.3786). Some light hairlines, brilliant with pleasant light tone, practically as struck, has been graded and slabbed by PCGS as PF65 Deep Cameo, very rare.

PCGS certification 34312700. The only example graded this fine at both services, as this coin was once in an NGC holder.

The Latin obverse legend translates as "George III, by the Grace of God" continuing on the reverse as "King of all the Britain's, Defender of the Faith."

 

Provenance:
Ex Dr Robert Hesselgesser Collection, Goldberg Auction 36, Hollywood USA, 28th May 2006, lot 1226, when previously slabbed and graded by NGC as PF65 ULTRA CAMEO.

AI00641

£13,500
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