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FI20344

George III 1820 Sovereign, variety with closed 2 in date, MS62

George III (1760-1820),gold Sovereign, 1820, second laureate head right with more wiry hair, neat date below with closed 2, Latin legend commences lower left GEORGIUS III D: G: BRITANNIAR: REX F:D:rev.St George and dragon right, incuse BP below broken lance at lower left for designer and engraver Benedetto Pistrucci, garter motto surrounding, buckle with incuse WWP for Master of the Mint William Wellesley Pole, French motto HONI. SOIT. QUI. MAL. Y. PENSE. (Bentley 8; Marsh 4B; S.3785C).Toned with some light surface marks, has been graded by NGC as MS62.

NGC certification 5880285-005.

Calendar year mintage 931,994.

The Latin legends translate to on obverse "George III by the Grace of God, King of the Britons, Defender of the Faith." The older Norman-French legend on the reverse translates as "Evil to him, who evil thinks" and is the motto of the chivalric Order of the Garter founded in 1348 by King Edward III.

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