SINCONA British Collection - Part 4


Lot 1803



Starting price 15,000 CHF
Result 65,000 CHF

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George III. 1760-1820. Pattern Guinea 1782, London. 8.25 g. Laureate bust, small raised letters on edge. Die axis 6h. By Lewis Pingo for Earl Stanhope. WR 100 (R5). Bull 763 (R5). Von grösster Seltenheit / Of the highest rarity. NGC PF64 CAMEO. Prachtexemplar / Cabinet piece.

From the Herman Selig Collection Part II, auction Spink 131, London, March 1999, lot 1120. From the Captain K. J. Douglas-Morris Collection, Sotheby & Co., London, November 1974, lot 110. This very coin served as plate coin for WR 100. These coins were not intended as patterns for a proposed coinage, but served to demonstrate Lord Viscount Mahon's theory on how to avoid forgery by utilizing various techniques. Finest certified by NGC.