George IV 1825 laureate head Sovereign

George IV 1825 laureate head Sovereign

George IV (1820-30), gold Sovereign, 1825, first laureate head left, B.P. for Benedetto Pistrucci below neck, legend and toothed border surrounding, GEORGIUS IIII D: G: BRITANNIAR: REX F:D: rev. St George and dragon right, date in exergue, B.P. to upper right of exergue for designer and engraver Benedetto Pistrucci, raised WWP on ground line below lance for Master of the Mint William Wellesley Pole, edge milled, weight 7.99g (Bentley 952; Marsh 9 R3; S.3800). With considerable mint brilliance though with some very light surface marks, tiny nick on cheek and another nick near sword, otherwise good extremely fine and very rare.

Calendar year mintage 4,200,343.


The Latin legends translate to on obverse "George IIII by the Grace of God, King of the Britons, Defender of the Faith."


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