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    An 1826 Five-Pound Proof of Splendid Quality!

    George IV gold Proof 5 Pounds 1826 PR64 Ultra Cameo NGC, Royal mint, KM702, S-3797, WR-213 (R3). Mintage: 150. Bare Head, Septimo raised lettered edge. A splendid numismatic prize with a few, wispy hairlines that are all but meaningless in comparison to the full Proof impression that has produced even the most intimate details of the design--the King's huge portrait and his elegant royal shield--in total frosted contrast to the gleaming reflectivity of the fields. About as close to flawless as one can imagine, with sharp, soaring rims and raised letters in the legend all acting as a supportive and bold halo to the central designs. It seems impossible not to speak of the glorious color on this specimen, which is an incredibly rich shade of gold, brushed with reddish iridescent hues throughout, further adding to the perfection of this offering. The last, somewhat comparable example we sold of this type (PR64 Cameo) was two years ago in our 2015 ANA sale which hammered for $75,000, and we expect this coin to bring even more excitement among collectors. Struck as part of the special Proof Sets of 1826 and carrying a mintage between 150 and 225 pieces, this nearly pristine jewel is a decidedly scarce, conditionally rare offering, worthy of even the finest cabinets of British gold.

    Note for clients in the European Union: This lot is considered by the European Union to be “investment gold”. We believe that it meets the criteria established in Article 344(1), point (2) of Council Directive 2006/112/EC and thus should be exempt from import VAT regardless of the selling price. Any questions or concerns about VAT should be addressed to your accountant or local tax authority.

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