About this set: The Spencer Collection of William IV Type Gold includes several coins worth additional description: An 1837 half sovereign proof which is unique in private hands; the proof has a larger portrait which was struck from the sixpenny die, thus a "mule". Only two were struck by the Royal Mint, one is in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, England; and this coin. Provenance: Ex Glendining & Co., (12/64, lot 117); Ex Douglas-Morris Collection, Sotheby’s (11/74, lot 177); and more recently, Ex Terner (5/03, lot 300).
The collection also includes an 1831 Proof Half-Sovereign, 1831, bare head right, rev. crowned shield of arms, date below, edge, plain (WR 267 R3; S.3830), brilliant as struck Ex Spink and earlier Ex Terner collection graded PCGS PR64DCAM, not listed below. Also included in the collection is an 1830 Pattern Sovereign, WR-260, R5, PCGS PR-64 DCAM.
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