||George III gilt Pattern Penny 1797, Peck-1087 (rare), plain edge, PR64 Ultra Cameo NGC. Late Soho. Brilliantly mirrored fields show light hairlines and some green verdigris is seen, but overall this is a lovely example of the pattern showing the original design conception for the portrait of King George. Although it lacks the typical drapery around his neck, his facial features are more finely drawn and his long periwig is truly "flowing in the breeze." Peck points out that the ship seems afloat in a rough sea, and shows far more details, such as raised gun portals, than is seen in the adopted design.
Realized $4,553.13. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.