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    Victoria gold Proof 1/2 Sovereign 1853 PR64 Deep Cameo PCGS, KM735.1, S-3859, W&R-347 (R3). The rarer variety with large date. There are Proofs, and then there are Proofs. This Half Sovereign dazzles the viewer with its spectacular eye appeal, somehow transcending the already-impressive standard of production that survivors from this rare Proof set exhibit. Scarcely offered in any grade let alone this lofty near gem designation; although significant praise must be awarded for the near-flawless surfaces of this piece, for the delicate cameo contrast of young Victoria's portrait and for the abundant reflectivity in the fields behind, it is the color which truly staggers. Next to the endless, rich gold color of this piece, regular gold coins would appear almost wan. Near-impossible to upgrade upon and a true beauty, a Half Sovereign for the most selective of collectors.
    From the Lake County Collection

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