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    Elusive Spink & Son Gold Pattern Crown

    Victoria gold Proof Pattern Crown 1887 PR62 NGC, KM-Unl., ESC-2677 (prev. ESC-347; R5), L&S-75, W&R-369 (R5). Mintage: 6. Plain edge. By Ludwig C. Lauer and J. Rochelle Thomas for Spink and Son. Certainly one of the most distinct Patterns within the Victorian series, and produced with a level of detail seldom seen on the Queen's official coinage. Much of this is the result of the iconic three-quarters bust of Victoria, a device essentially unfamiliar in British numismatics which had for centuries elected to portray the monarch exclusively in profile. The reverse similarly appears quite different from either the adopted Golden Jubilee design or the motifs used on the other issues of Victoria's reign, its balanced composition of two heraldic beasts flanking a central arms perhaps betraying the more German influence of Lauer's native Bavaria. At present, we are aware of only two examples of this type having been certified, with the other ranking just a single point finer at NGC and having achieved the equivalent of approximately $82,000 in 2018. Needless to say an issue of immense rarity, with English Silver Coinage recording that a mere 6 examples were struck.

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    October, 2021
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