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    Top-Certified Multiple-Guinea of George I's Reign

    George I gold 2 Guineas 1726 MS65 NGC, KM554, S-3627, Schneider-543. The absolute top-certified conditional survivor of this fleeting series, and a masterpiece of numismatic preservation. With the significant attention accorded to the largest multiples of the era, one might well consider that the 2 Guineas of George I's reign often received a comparably lesser degree of attention in the minds of bidders, with many top collectors automatically gravitating toward the finest that they can locate of the largest denomination, the 5 Guineas. However, in viewing so exquisite an example of the 2 Guineas issue, one must necessarily pause and reassess what each series has to offer. In examining certification figures for the 5 Guinea issue of the same date, it is immediately apparent that not a single example between NGC and PCGS combined even reaches the Mint State level. In the 1726 2 Guinea issue, this equation changes, with several examples, though still few, available in uncirculated states of preservation. However, to locate any such specimen in gem condition is not only extremely rare, but at least at present, a singular event. Indeed, for the conditionally-minded collector, particularly one focused on balancing the appeal of a relatively larger-sized denomination with the allure and prestige of top certification, there is, simply put, no other chance like the one at hand. No other certified gold multiple Guinea of George I's reign currently matches the recognized preservation of this piece, placing it within an elite tier of coinage that may be considered astounding, if not legendary. In hand, the eye is met with an unlikely display of superior quality that wholly justifies the lofty grade designation. Delicately toned, the fields exhibit stunning brilliance underneath a delicate and thin veil of silver patination, an undercurrent of gleaming golden iridescence making its presence known as luster sweeps the feels in an entrancing shimmering effect. A firm strike caps the presentation, while the fully rendered features are framed within pleasingly balanced rims containing not a single distraction of any remote significance. This inspiring representative is, in every sense, a "wonder coin", and we do not doubt that it will be met with the fullest level of bidder enthusiasm, all of which it doubtlessly deserves, and more.

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