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George IV 1822 Sovereign, second year of laureate head, MS62+

George IV (1820-30), gold Sovereign, 1822, 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. die axis slightly off-centre, 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 (Bentley 13; Marsh 6; S.3800). Toned, has been slabbed and graded by NGC as MS62+.

NGC certification 5960220-004, one of only three graded as "62+"

Calendar year mintage 5,356,787.

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

Provenance:

Ex Spink and Son Ltd, April 1983.

Ex Mildenhall collection, Classical Numismatic Group, Auction 118, lot 1396.

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