PCGS Set Registry®
Spencer Collection #3 - 4th
GPA with Top Bonuses
Spencer Collection #3
|Image||Item||PCGS #||Date||Denom||Grade||PCGS # Pop||PCGS # Pop Higher||Pop||Pop Higher||Comments|
|Five Guineas||786706||1770||5 G||
|Two Guineas||160746||1768||P2 G||
Great Britain, Gold Guinea of George III, nice original coin, good detail and strike, KM-604, Fourth Issue, Tied for Finest
Great Britain Gold 1/2 Guinea of George III, KM-608, Rare in Mint State, Finest Known
Great Britain, Gold 1/3 Guinea, Mint State & Tied for Finest
Great Britain, Gold Pattern Sovereign Dated 1817, S-3785, WR-197, KM-674. RARE. cf. Bentley Collection: Lot 3, a George III 1817 Proof Sovereign drew a great deal of pre-sale interest, not least because the modern milled gold Sovereign was introduced to the British public on the 5 July 1817. The standard design for the initial currency depicts King George III on the obverse and carries the first depiction of the classic St. George slaying the dragon design on the reverse. The design, engraved by the famous medallist Benedetto Pistrucci, has now become an iconic image and synonymous with the Sovereign. One of the key features of the design of this proof, as adopted and engraved for currency by Pistrucci, are the wreath of 10 leaves and the date below the bust, coupled of course with St George slaying the dragon. Some of the letters in the legend lack serifs no doubt due to blockages or faulty letter punches with corner serifs broken off being employed. The lot sold for £27,600 but carried an estimate of £15,000 - 20,000.
Great Britain, Gold Half-Sovereign of George III, Dated 1820, Out of collection assembled in the 1950's.