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BM02298

George IV 1826 proof Halfcrown CGS 82

George IV (1820-30), Proof silver Halfcrown, 1826, bare head left, date below, legend and toothed border surrounding, GEORGIVS IV DEI GRATIA, rev. crowned helm with garnish over quartered shield of arms, incorporating the Arms of Hanover as an escutcheon, garter motto on banner below, DIEU ET MON DROIT, legend surrounding, BRITANNIARUM REX FID: DEF: (Bull 2376; Davies 192; ESC 647; S.3808). Dark tone, a few tiny specks and spots otherwise good extremely fine, has been graded and slabbed by Coin Grading Service UK as CGS 82, becoming rare.

CGS UK certification 38849-HC.G4.1826.02

The Latin legends translates on obverse as "George IV by the Grace of God," and on the reverse as "King of the Britons, Defender of the Faith," with the motto as "God and my right."

London Coin Grading Service as it is now termed, claim that grade 82 in their 100 point system is a traditional "choice UNC" and equates to an American Sheldon scale of 64-65. This estimation is only one point out from what this coin was physically graded at by PCGS in 2015 in the provenance below.

Provenance:
Ex Spink Auction 2nd December 2015, lot 1307 when graded by PCGS as PR63.

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