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George III 1817 Half-Sovereign

George III (1760-1820), gold Half-Sovereign, 1817, engraved by Benedetto Pistrucci, laureate head right, date below, legend GEORGIVS III DEI GRATIA raised rim both sides, rev. crowned shield of arms, dot below, REX FID: DEF: BRITANNIARUM, weight 3.99g (Marsh 400; S.3786). Pleasant red tone, one hairline on obverse, otherwise practically extremely fine.

The Latin obverse legend translates as "George the Third, by the Grace of God" continuing on the reverse as "King of the Britons, Defender of the Faith."

Provenance:

Ex A H Baldwin, vault stock, purchased Spring 2006.

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