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1857 Plain Edge Proof Half Sovereign reverse 1857 Plain Edge Proof Half Sovereign obverse

1857 Plain Edge Proof Half Sovereign

Mintage:4 Known Mint:London Monarch:Victoria Reverse Designer:L. C. Lyon Obverse Designer:L. C. Lyon Size:19mm Weight:3.99g Edge:Reeded Composition:91.67% Gold
8.33% Silver


Sales History


Struck with a plain edge and at the Royal mint London, the 1857 frosted proof half sovereign was struck as the first formal proof of record strike of the series. Struck as a pair with the 1857 sovereign, it was issued as a representative piece for museums and archival purposes.

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