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Triton XXIII – Session Four – World Coinage Part II, British Coinage and Medals, and Large Lots

Lot nuber 1359

HANOVER. Victoria. 1837-1901. Proof Pattern AR Halfcrown (32mm, 12h) (13.76 g). Young head type. London mint. By W. Wyon and Pistrucci. Dated 1875.


Triton XXIII – Session Four – World Coinage Part II, British Coinage and Medals, and Large Lots
Lot: 1359.
 Estimated: $ 25 000

British, Silver

Sold For $ 30 000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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HANOVER. Victoria. 1837-1901. Proof Pattern AR Halfcrown (32mm, 12h) (13.76 g). Young head type. London mint. By W. Wyon and Pistrucci. Dated 1875. Head left, with hair tied in filet, date below / St. George on horseback rearing right, holding reins and sword and slaying dragon to lower right. Date below. Edge: plain. Bull 2791 (this coin illustrated); Davies 633; ESC 738 (R7). In NGC encapsulation 4754438-001, graded PF 64. Much as struck. Attractively toned with considerable underlying brilliance. A beautiful coin of the highest rarity.

Ex Colin Adams Collection (Spink 177, 1 December 2005), lot 693 (‘As struck’); H.M. Lingford Collection (purchased en bloc by Baldwin’s, 1951).

One of two pattern Halfcrowns struck in 1875 bearing Benedetto Pistrucci’s famous Saint George and the Dragon reverse. These patterns are excessively rare and represent the only instance when this iconic reverse type was used on the Halfcrown denomination.

The final winners of all Triton XXIII lots will be determined at the live public sale that will be held on 14-15 January 2020. Triton XXIII – Session Four – World Coinage Part II, British Coinage and Medals, and Large Lots will be held Wednesday afternoon, 15 January 2020 beginning at 2:00 PM ET.

Winning bids are subject to a 20% buyer's fee for bids placed on this website and in person at the public auction, 22.50% for all others.