1826 Gold 1/2 Sovereign King George IV NGC PF62 Cameo

$13,500.00 USD

George IV, gold proof Half-Sovereign, 1826, engraved by William Wyon after Chantrey. Toned, practically as struck.

Obverse - Second bare head left with extra tuft of hair
Reverse - inverted die axis, engraved by Johann B Merlen, crowned shield of arms, quartered with the arms of Hanover as an escutcheon, REX FID: DEF: BRITANNIARUM, edge milled.

The Latin legends translates on obverse as "George IV by the Grace of God," and on the reverse as "King of the Britons, Defender of the Faith."