Royal mint, KM-Pn55, W&R-137 (R3). Plain Edge. A sharply struck example of this rare and popular gold pattern. With deep cameo contrast against gorgeous watery fields makes this coin simply breath taking. British lion crowned and standing upon a larger crown with the digits of the date 1776 split to the sides of the lion's head. Even rims and uniform sharpness are unusual aspects of this pattern, which usually lacks these fine qualities. Age-old gold patina adds to the eye-appeal. Some light handling and a few marks are noticed on and around the king's portrait, but these aren't a significant visual deterrence. Struck for two years, 1775 and 1776, this date appeals strongly to collectors and investors worldwide for obvious reasons. This denomination was first used during the reign of George III, but only in the later years (beginning in 1801). This beautiful design was replaced by the flatly engraved, issued coinage featuring a crown on its reverse, rather than this charming, symbolically crowned lion. Very Rare in this condition.