||George IV white-metal Pattern Crown ND (1828-29), ESC-265A, L&S-43, MS63 NGC. An extraordinarily rare pattern. Linecar & Stone were able to track down only a few pieces of this type; they note that in the Wakley sale of 1909, three pieces "in pewter" sold for ten shillings. It is likely that no more than half a dozen examples of this type exist today. The only one that has sold publicly in recent years was an AU50 example that Heritage auctioned off in January, 2012, which hammered at $2,500. The present example is far superior in every regard, and has essentially no scratches or defects. This coin was clearly a presentation piece, and was preserved as such for the past two centuries.
Realized $4,112.50. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.