George IV Gold Half Sovereign 1826 Rare Date

£500.00

Product Code:RNC086

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Description

Denomination: Gold half sovereign

Period: Hanover

Date: 1826

Origin: Royal Mint. London

Condition: Fine+

Obverse: Bare head of George. left. legend around. date below. extra tuft of hair and heavier border

Reverse: Crowned garnished shield of arms. legend around

Size and Weight: 19mm. 3.88g

References: Spink 3804A

Features and Provenance: The half sovereign is very much rarer than the full sovereign for this reign. with an issue ratio of about 1:12 The year 1826 is also one of the rarer dates too. with only just over 300.000 produced as apposed to nearly 6 million for the full sovereign.

George came to the throne in 1820 and reigned for just ten years. During his life. he changed from a debonair. bright and knowledgeable heir to the throne. earning him the description of ‘First Gentleman of England.’ to a debauched ‘degenerate boorish’ king.

Known for his extravagances. he did have his good side. with a love for architecture. collecting and pageantry. He built the Royal Pavilion in Brighton. re-modelled Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle. filling them with works of art. and introduced much of the pageantry associated with the royal family that we see today.     

 

Condition Summary. This varies with the age of coin and there are grades between

Uncirculated (U). As struck with no traces of wear

Extremely Fine (EF). Very slight traces of wear. all parts of legend etc present. visible and clear

Very Fine (VF). Some signs of wear on the higher parts of the relief. all parts of legend etc present. but maybe worn

Fine (F). Wear on the coin and parts of legend etc may be missing or not visible

 

 

 

 

 

Additional information

Weight50 g

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