Dazzling NGC-certified Proof 5 Sovereign Offered in September Sale
Posted on 9/28/2021
A number of European rarities certified by Numismatic Guaranty Company™ (NGC®) are being offered in a sale by London-based Spink Auctions taking place Wednesday, September 29, 2021. Online bidding is already open for the British and World Coins Autumn Auction, which features vintage gold and silver coins from as early as the 15th century.
A highlight in the sale is the largest gold coin of George IV, which was issued for inclusion in an 11-coin Proof Set in 1826. The Great Britain 1826 5 Sovereign graded NGC PF 61 (lot 189) was designed by one of Britain’s greatest engravers, William Wyon. From a mintage of 150 pieces, it has an estimate of £50,000 to £80,000 (about $69,000 to $110,000 USD)
Its obverse features a bare-headed portrait of King George IV engraved by Wyon at the request of the King, who ordered a complete redesign of his coinage in 1823. The reverse displays a crowned Shield of the Royal Arms designed by Jean Baptiste Merlen.
Other NGC-certified rarities in the sale include:
- an England (1480-83) Edward IV Angel graded NGC MS 66+ (lot 141) with an estimate of £12,000 to £18,000 (about $16,500 to $25,000 USD)
- a Great Britain 1721 Guinea graded NGC AU 55 (lot 175) with an estimate of £5,000 to £6,000 (about $7,000 to $8,200 USD)
- an Italy (1458-94) Naples Ducat graded NGC MS 61 (lot 235) with an estimate of £1,000 to £1,500 (about $1,400 to $2,000 USD)
- a Netherlands 1904 Gulden graded NGC PF 64 (lot 236) with an estimate of £1,000 to £1,500 (about $1,400 to $2,000 USD)
- a Great Britain 1845 Crown with Cinquefoil Edge graded NGC AU 58 (lot 196) with an estimate of £800 to £1,200 (about $1,100 to $1,600 USD)
- a Great Britain 1826 Half Crown graded NGC PF 62 (lot 190) with an estimate of £800 to £1,000 (about $1,200 to $1,400 USD)
- a Netherlands 1904 Half Gulden graded NGC PF 64 (lot 237) with an estimate of £800 to £1,000 (about $1,200 to $1,400 USD)
- a Scotland 1695 Octavo 40 Shillings graded NGC XF 40 (lot 170) with an estimate of £600 to £1,000 (about $825 to $1,400 USD)
- a Netherlands 1904 25 Cents graded NGC PF 65 (lot 238) with an estimate of £500 to £800 (about $690 to $1,200 USD)
All estimates provided by the auction house.
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