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    George IV gold Proof 1/2 Sovereign 1821 PR64 NGC, KM681, S-3802, W&R-244 (R3). An outstanding specimen from the extremely rare 1821 Proof set. Seldom mentioned in text let alone encountered in person, this set consisted of the Sovereign (also offered in this auction), 1/2 Sovereign, Crown, Halfcrown, Shilling and Sixpence, and was created in unrecorded but certainly very limited numbers to exhibit the new King George IV's inaugural coinage. The rarity rating of 'R3' assigned to this coin suggests perhaps only 25-30 sets were produced, making it the rarest British Proof set of the 19th century from which the present coin is a superb representative. Deeply reflective fields, Pistrucci's masterful designs frosted creating a pleasing contrast; indeed, looking at the amber tone of George's portrait, one is inclined to believe it worthy of a 'cameo' designation. Exceedingly bright and richly colored, a stunning Proof sure to please even the most discerning collector.
    From the Lake County Collection


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    April, 2019
    25th-29th Thursday-Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 10
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