William IV 1831 Proof Crown

World Coins - William IV 1831 Proof Crown
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William IV (1830-37), Proof silver Crown, 1831, engraved by William Wyon, bare head right, W.WYON. raised on truncation, legend GULIELMUS IIII D: G: BRITANNIAR: REX F: D: toothed border around rim both sides, rev. inverted die axis, quartered shield of arms with a crowned escutcheon of the Arms of Hanover, within Order of the Garter upon crowned robed mantle, date below ANNO 1831, edge plain, weight 27.84g (Bull 2460; Davies 301; L&S 3; ESC 273 R4; S.3833). Attractively toned, some hairline marks with nick at rear of neck, otherwise good extremely fine, practically as struck, and extremely rare, has been graded and slabbed by NGC as PF63.
NGC certification 2724321-002.

These pattern crowns with the designer name in full raised on the truncation were perhaps considered too bold a design at the time as the more regular plain edge proof crown of this date that appears in the proof sets merely has the designer initials W.W. incuse on the truncation. The full rendering of the Wyon name is much rarer than the more regular coin.

The Latin legends translates on obverse as "William IV by the Grace of God, King of the Britains, Defender of the Faith," and on the reverse "In the year 1831."

Ex The Willis Collection, part II, Glendining, 7th October 1991, lot 559.
Ex Spink Coin Auction, 27th September 2007, lot 675.
Ex St James Auction 7, 8th February 2008, lot 442. 
Price SKU: BM02360
£ 45,000.00
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