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    George V gold Proof Pattern 1/2 Crown 1927 PR64 NGC, cf. S-4032, W&R-426 (R6). By Bertram MacKennal. An extraordinarily rare off-metal trial in gold for George's 'modified effigy' Halfcrown, one of just 4 known. Its trial status is confirmed by the non-uniform weights recorded in Wilson & Rasmussen, namely #1. 17.44 grams, #2. 17.79 grams, #3. 17.91 grams and #4. 19.89 grams. It is not known which example the present offering is as its holder prevents accurate weighing, although we can be certain it is not the 19.89 gram specimen illustrated in W&S's book. Only a handful of George V trials in gold exist at all, and incredibly this is the third we have offered in the last 4 years; our 2015 auctions saw the first and third of three known 1924 gold Sixpence trials, the most recent of which realized $44,000. Accordingly, we expect this Halfcrown to elicit equal if not more excitement, it being a far higher denomination! Its fields graced with a pleasing matte finish, more subdued on George's bust giving a reverse Cameo effect, its color a rich honey, its strike simply superb; this magnificent and museum-worthy gold specimen impresses at every turn, and its acquisition is an unbelievable opportunity for collectors of elite English patterns.
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    Auction Dates
    August, 2018
    17th Friday
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