1821 George IV AV Half-Sovereign PCGS PR65 Cameo
This stunning half sovereign was struck during the reign of George IV (George Augustus Frederick; 12 August 1762 – 26 June 1830) was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and of Hanover following the death of his father, George III, on 29 January 1820, until his own death ten years later. From 1811 until his accession, he served as Prince Regent during his father's final mental illness. George IV led an extravagant lifestyle that contributed to the fashions of the Regency era. He was a patron of new forms of leisure, style and taste. He commissioned John Nash to build the Royal Pavilion in Brighton and remodel Buckingham Palace, and Sir Jeffry Wyattville to rebuild Windsor Castle.
On the obverse is a laureate bust of King George IV facing left, with GEORGIUS IIII D:G: BRITANNIAR: REX F:D: inscribed around the edges. On the reverse is a crowned arms within flower garland. KM 681; SCBC 3802; Friedberg 378; WR 207. This piece exhibits some of the deepest watery fields with deep cameo contrast we’ve ever seen. Small amount of original die grease is still present in the fields. Extremely Rare.