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Spencer Collection William IV Type Gold With Gold Pattern 1837 Mule Half-Sovereign With Obverse Struck on Six Penny Die - The Number One Finest Set of All Time

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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.

Spencer Collection William IV Type Gold With Gold Pattern 1837 Mule Half-Sovereign With Obverse Struck on Six Penny Die

Item PCGS # Date Denom Grade PCGS # Pop PCGS # Pop Higher Pop Pop Higher Comments
Two Pounds 207275 1831 £2 PR64 1 1 11
Great Britain, Gold 2 Pound Proof of William IV dated 1831. William IV Bare Head to right, Spink 3828; Wilson&Rasmussen 258, Rarity 3, PCGS PR-64 DCAM. WW incuse on truncation, Rv. Shield within collar of the Garter, on a crowned draped ermine mantle, St. George suspended from collar, ANNO 1831 below, Plain Edge, Fr-382; S-3828; KM-718. Possibly Ex Douglas-Morris Collection, Sotheby’s (11-74, lot 183). cf St. James Auction No. 15, September 30, 2010, Lot 540 (inferior coin NGC63) realized 9,000 GBP, More recently on Sale List at 14,850 BP ($20,000+) for a PR62 example! at Large British Numismatic Company.
Sovereign 206933 1837 Sov MS65 2 5
Great Britain, Gold Sovereign, A WOW! Coin, Velvet Fields, and a true Gem, and tied for finest
Half-Sovereign 206609 1837 1/2 Sov MS66 1 1
Great Britain, Proof Gold "Mule" Half Sovereign Dated 1837 of William IV, WR 269, R7; MS66. William IV, Struck from the Sixpenny obverse die, thus a “MULE”. Only two exist, one sits in the Ashmolean Museum Collection in England, having been purchased by them from the Royal Mint; this being the other example thus unique in private hands. William IV Large Head to right. A Major Rarity with the Finest Provenance; Ex Glendining, Ex Douglas-Morris, and Ex Terner.