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William IV 1831 proof Halfcrown CGS 82

William IV (1830-37), Proof silver Halfcrown, 1831, engraved by William Wyon, bare head right, W W incuse on truncation of block formation, legend GULIELMUS IIII D: G: BRITANNIAR: REX F: D: toothed border around rim both sides, rev. inverted die axis, quartered shield of arms with a crowned escutcheon of the Arms of Hanover, within Order of the Garter upon crowned robed mantle, date below ANNO 1831, edge plain (Bull 2473; Davies 320; ESC 657; S.3834A). Toned with a real cameo effect to portrait in contrast to field, some light hairlines, practically as struck, has been graded and slabbed by CGS UK as 82, rare.

CGS UK certification 29268-HC.W4.1831.02

The Latin legends translates on obverse as "William IV by the Grace of God, King of the Britons, Defender of the Faith," and on the reverse "In the year 1831."

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.

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