George IV, 1825 laureate head Gold Sovereign
Obverse: First laureate head facing left, B.P. for Benedetto Pistrucci below neck, with Latin legend and toothed border surrounding: GEORGIUS IIII D: G: BRITANNIAR: REX F:D:
Reverse: St George and dragon facing right, date 1825 in exergue, B.P. to upper right of exergue for the designer and engraver Benedetto Pistrucci, raised WWP on ground line below lance for Master of the Mint William Wellesley Pole.
8 grams, 22 mm in diameter.
S.3800; Bentley 952; Marsh 9 R3.
A very rare type, with an attractive golden-reddish tone, various scattered surface marks both sides, otherwise good very fine, very rare.
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