George IV 1825 Proof plain edge Half-Sovereign, PF62 Cameo

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George IV 1825 Proof plain edge Half-Sovereign, PF62 Cameo

George IV (1820-30), Pattern gold Half-Sovereign, 1825, bare head left, date below, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding both sides, GEORGIUS IV DEI GRATIA, rev. inverted die axis, crowned quartered shield of arms, with an escutcheon of the Arms of Hanover, BRITANNIARUM REX FID: DEF: edge plain (W.R. 248 R5; Douglas-Morris 152). Some excess metal to rim, surface marks, hairlines and nicks, with underlying brilliance, good extremely fine and extremely rare.

The Latin legends translate as on obverse "George the Fourth by the grace of God," and on the reverse "King of all the Britons, Defender of the Faith."

 

Provenance:

A H Baldwin Fixed Price List, Winter 2014, item BM067.

BI03284

£7,500
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