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BI01550

William IV1830 proof Sovereign

William IV (1830-37), Pattern gold Sovereign 1830, second bare head right, nose points to last I of legend, flat top to ear, incuse W.W. on truncation for engraver William Wyon, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding, GULIELMUS IIII D: G: BRITANNIAR: REX F: D: rev. inverted die axis, crowned quartered shield of arms on frame, with a crowned escutcheon of the Arms of Hanover, date below, edge plain (WR 260 R5; Bentley 394; S.3829B). Some light hairline marks in field around bust, other light marks, practically as struck, very rare.

Provenance:

Spink Coin Auction, June 2009, lot 394.

The abbreviated Latin legend translates as on obverse "William the Fourth, by the grace of God, King of the Britons, Defender of the Faith" and on the reverse "in the year 1830."

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