PCGS Set Registry®
Spencer Collection George IV Proof Half-Sovereigns With Optional Gold 1829/1823 Mule Pattern Half-Sovereign - The Number One Finest Set of All Time2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
GPA with Top Bonuses
Spencer Collection George IV Proof Half-Sovereigns With Optional Gold 1829/1823 Mule Pattern Half-Sovereign
|Image||Item||PCGS #||Date||Denom||Grade||PCGS # Pop||PCGS # Pop Higher||Pop||Pop Higher||Comments|
Great Britain, 1/2 Sov PROOF 1821, WR 244, R3, KM-681, Ex GBIE, Ex Spink. George IV Laureate Head. None Better. cf St. James Action No 15, September 30, 2010, Lot 536 (NGC) realized 6,000 GPB
Great Britain, Ex John Jay Pittman, WR 248, R5, Sold to GBIE by Spink with Pittman tag. Finest Known, RARE.
Great Britain, 1/2 Sov PROOF, WR 249, R2, Ex Spink
|1829/1823 Mule||171234||1829/1823||1/2 Sov||PR63||1||1||
Great Britain, Gold Pattern Mule Half-Sovereign, 1829. George IV Bare Head. Reeded Edge. WR-253. 1829-dated obverse paired with an 1823-dated reverse of the style used for WR-245: crowned garnished shield and the legend "ANNO 1823" at sides. A most unusual coin, and of special allure because no regular-dies 1829 half sovereign was ever struck! A great rarity, R7: only 2 known, the other impounded in the Royal Mint Collection! A choice coin with most pleasing surfaces and unblemished color. PCGS graded Proof 63 Cameo. Ex Terner Collection, Goldberg May 26, 2003, Sale 20, Lot 286; Ex Mike Byers, a Rare Coin Dealer, (this coin was listed @ $75,000.00) who made the following comments about this coin: One of the most spectacular mint error mules of all time. The obverse of the regular design of the George IV Bare Head Half Sovereign was paired with an 1823 pattern reverse. No 1829 Half Sovereigns were ever struck. One of two known. The other piece is impounded in the Royal Mint Collection. Dual Date with different dates on obverse and reverse. No other gold mules are known, mint state or proof. An extreme rarity with a great history and pedigree. Comparable to a U.S. numismatic rarity that sells for high six figures or more with only a few known and one impounded in the Smithsonian.