AUD $ 47,500
Great Britain, 1830 Proof Sovereign -
A premium example of this early pattern sovereign. Cameo fields with a beautifully-frosted effigy, this was the first of the “Sailor King’s” proof sovereign struck during his reign, as well as one of the rarest. Although it is almost identical to commercially-struck proof sovereigns of 1831, the 1830 is sometimes described as a pattern as it was struck before the King’s coronation in 1831. In any case, whether it’s a pattern or a presentation piece, the 1830 is a key to the proof sovereign series and one of the rarest proof sovereigns to acquire in any grade. PCGS has graded only five examples, the best attaining PCGS PR65DC (9/19), while the Wilson and Rasmussen book suggests that fewer than ten pieces are known.Grades PCGS PR63DCAM.
Product ID: 183029814687