Lot Archive


№ 400


16 November 1994

Hammer Price:

Victoria (1837-1901), Halfcrown, 1848 (ESC 681-R3). Choice, good extremely fine, with slight friction to hair but otherwise with almost no signs of wear and excellent surfaces; obverse with tiny patch of discolouration on nose otherwise with mint bloom and just beginning to tone, reverse perhaps sensitively cleaned, trivial graze to to obverse rim (12 o’clock), extremely rare, particularly in this state, and if not the finest, certainly among the finest of the surviving examples