1892 Gold 1/2 Sovereign

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  1. bestgrandpa

    bestgrandpa Junior Member

    EBCA43EC-4687-474A-B811-BEE57DC14EC0.jpeg Long time since I have posted 5B750363-10A6-498C-855B-E825EE60E065.jpeg but I follow the posts every day! Recently I purchased this nice 1892 gold 1/2 sovereign on eBay for a reasonable price. It looked like the seller was an antique dealer not a regular coin seller. It was in some old packaging maybe purchased many years ago in a souvenir shop in the UK. When I received it in the mail I was surprised what a nice piece it was so I sent it to PCGS for grading; it came back as a MS62! Details included that there was only 1 population at this grade and only 1 higher. Also was a high shield version where according to an online resource showed that year only 5% were of the high shield variety! I don’t plan on selling this but it seems like I have a rare coin here and cannot find any comparable to determine for insurance value; maybe I’m just dreaming? Would love your opinions as to what I’ve got here!
     
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  3. cpm9ball

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    Nice coin! What is the difference between the "High Shield" and a normal or regular shield? Do you have a photo of the other by any chance?
     
  4. Mkm5

    Mkm5 Well-Known Member

    Nice coin! Victoria led an interesting life, not sure if you're familiar with her story, but it's worth a read.
     
  5. spirityoda

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  8. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

    Found it.... compared to this picture your coin looks like a low shield variety.

    high.jpg
     
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  10. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

    The difference is how far or near the shield is to the BRI in BRITAIN. Your coin looks very close to BRI meaning you have a low shield variety. Your coin PCGS label might be wrong/incorrect.
     
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  11. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

    You can see here the difference in the distance away from BRI in Britain

    your coin: low shield
    5B750363-10A6-498C-855B-E825EE60E065.jpg

    Their coin: high shield
    Vhigh.jpg
     
  12. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

    Not sure what your coins value is ? Calling all Great Britain coin collectors.

    Calling @PaddyB he might know the current value of your coin.
     
  13. fretboard

    fretboard Defender of Old Coinage!

    Very nice buy there, you did well! :D
     
  14. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

    You talked me into it. I think the market graders attributed it wrong. And his is under a gold Secure Plus shield (their highest tier submission).
     
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  15. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

    Graders do make mistakes. I would have it resubmitted with the correct attribution, but that's just me. I am a stickler when it comes to getting it right/correct.
     
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