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Great Britain: William IV gold Sovereign 1831,...

2011 September Long Beach Signature World & Ancient Coins Auction #3015

 
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Auction Ended On: Sep 9, 2011
Item Activity: 8 Internet/mail/phone bidders
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Long Beach Convention Center
300 E. Ocean Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90802

 

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A Stunning Sovereign Rarity!
William IV gold Sovereign 1831, S3829A, Marsh16A (as R5), KM717, 1st Bust without stops after the incuse "WW", very rare, MS64 NGC, a wonderful brilliant coin, essentially a gem as it has booming luster and hardly any abrasion, and the strike is very bold with high, crisp beading on each side, lending a dramatic "frame" to each side's design. Beautiful hard luster that is incredibly smooth and slightly prooflike. The signature of the Royal Mint's master engraver William Wyon on this variety is very sharply but delicately engraved into the curve of the truncation of the king's portrait. 2011 SCBC value for UNC is £5,000.

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