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BM01769

George VI 1951 Proof Crown PF65 ULTRA CAMEO

George VI (1936-52), cupro-nickel frosted VIP Proof Crown, 1951, Festival of Britain issue, bare head left, HP below for designer Humphrey Paget, denomination FIVE SHILLINGS below, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding, GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX F: D:, rev. struck en medaille, St George and dragon right, date in exergue, B.P. to upper right of exergue for designer Benedetto Pistrucci, toothed border and raised rim surrounding, edge with incuse Latin legend, *MDCCCLI CIVIUM INDUSTRIA FLORET CIVITAS MCMLI, weight 28.23g (Bull 4025 R4; ESC 393D; L&S 8; Davies 2020; S.4111). Attractively toned, practically as struck, extremely rare, has been slabbed and graded by NGC as PF65 ULTRA CAMEO.

NGC Certification 2722100-002

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

These frosted proofs were issued to "very important persons" in very small quantities and exhibit a superior finish to the regular proofs from the proof sets of which 20,000 were issue. The designs is fully frosted with a brilliant mirror finish background now lightly toned.

Provenance:

Ex A H Baldwin vault, purchased privately 2006.

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