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Spencer Collection William IV Proof Sovereign Set - The Number One Finest Set of All Time2014 2015 2016
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Spencer Collection William IV Proof Sovereign Set
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Great Britain, Sovereign Proof Dated 1830 of William IV. PCGS PR64DCAM. WR 260, R5. Six to ten examples exist. Plain Edge. Tied for Finest Known (Total POP 2 coins for all Grades). Cf similar coin realized $17,825.00 in 2008. Additional info, Bentley Collection: George IV, Proof Sovereign, 1830, engraved by William Wyon after Francis Chantrey’s model, second bare head left, date below, rosette either side, toothed border and raised rim both sides, georgius iv dei gratia, rev struck en médaille, by Jean Baptiste Merlen, crowned quartered shield of arms, with the arms of Hanover as an escutcheon, eight hearts in semée of Hanoverian lion, two upper lis of inner frame around Scottish lion incomplete, Irish arms with nine harp strings, re-touched frosting on design elements leaving finest detail indistinct evident on crown band, britanniarum rex fid: def:, edge milled, 7.99g (WR -; Montagu -; Murdoch -; Nobleman -; Douglas-Morris -; S 3801). Some very light surface marks on obverse, one tiny spot above legend on reverse, otherwise toned, as struck and the only known example in private hands, a superb coin. £25,000-30,000
Great Britain, Sovereign Proof Gold Dated 1831, William IV, WR-261, R3, Provenance: Ex. Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection, sold by ANR/Spink Lot# 441; earlier, Ex Belden Roach Collection, sold by B. Max Mehl, February, 1944, Lot# 1380. A beautiful example.