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Lot 30685

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Type Coin
Title Lot 30685
Date 1811
Country Great Britain
Service Catalog # 766724
Denomination 5S/6P
Description George III copper Pattern Wreath Dollar 1811, or 5 Shillings & 6 Pence, engraved by I. Philip, plain edge, ESC-206 (scarce), PR64 Red Brown NGC. Made for the Bank of England during the Napoleonic Wars. This is one of a variety of suggested denominations that were all abandoned after the war's conclusion, when the normal Crown was made again for George III in 1818. This piece is of the medal-rotation die-alignment sort. The color is mixed, with patches of brown over the mostly golden-red mint color. Nonetheless, there is reflective luster in abundance and the strike is excellent. A few nicks are seen on the king's cheek. This coin is an excellent example of an always popular type. Realized $1,527.50. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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