George IV 1826 proof Five-Pounds

World Coins - George IV 1826 proof Five-Pounds
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George IV (1820-30), gold Proof Five Pounds, 1826, bare head left, date below, legend and toothed border surrounding, GEORGIUS IV DEI GRATIA, rev. quartered shield of arms with an escutcheon of the Arms of Hanover upon crowned ermine mantle, legend and toothed border surrounding, BRITANNIARUM REX FID: DEF:, edge inscribed in raised letters and dated, DECUS ET TUTAMEN ANNO REGNI SEPTIMO, weight 39.89g (WR 213 R3; L&S 27; S.3797; Fr.373; KM.702). Obverse field peppered with light surface marks and some hairlines from previous polishing, rim bruise above I of DEI, reverse with light hairlining, otherwise brilliant, good extremely fine.
The Latin obverse legend translates as "George the Fourth, by the Grace of God" continuing on the reverse as "King of the Britons, Defender of the Faith," and on the edge "an ornament and a safeguard, in the seventh year of the reign."
It is thought that circa 400 Proof sets of the coinage were produced by the Mint in 1826, though there may have been some extra coins sold singly as well at the time. 
Price SKU: EI14047
£ 61,700.00
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Rates for: 05/27/20

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