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Lot 30117

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Type Coin
Title Lot 30117
Date -1582
Country Great Britain
Service Catalog # 766731
Denomination 1/2A
Description Elizabeth I gold Half Angel ND, S-2526, North-1992/1 (rare), AU58 NGC. 5th Issue (2nd gold Issue), Sword mm (minted 1581-82), struck in fine gold of .992 purity. A beautiful example of this type, struck in the last year of issue during this period. The flan is fully broad without cracks, evenly struck, and shows almost all details except for soft areas on Saint Michael's right arm and elbow and a bit of his face, and opposite in the waves below the ship. The slightly doubled legends are clear but not crisp. Most of the rim beading shows, and the metal is a lovely greenish gold in color with residual luster. This variety shows the queen's full titles on its obverse, while the reverse features the abbreviated standard Latin legend which translates to mean "This is the Lord's doing and it is marvelous in our eyes" (Psalm 118:23). This is an exceptional example of an already rare denomination. Ex: ?Colonel? E.H.R. Green; Green Estate? Partnership of Eric P Newman / B.G. Johnson. Realized $7,637.50. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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