George III (1760-1820)
Gold Sovereign, 1819, from Royal Mint London, designed and engraved by Benedetto Pistrucci, laureate head of King right, coarse hair, date below, legend surrounding “GEORGIUS III D: G: BRITANNIAR: REX F: D:” descending colon after BRITANNIAR: rev. struck with inverted die axis, St George slaying dragon right with broken lance, groundline with BP incuse to left, all within horizontally ruled garter with buckle, W W P incuse on sides of buckle, the initials of William Wellesley Pole, Master of the Mint, garter motto reads “HONI . SOIT . QUI . MAL . Y . PENSE .” edge, milled.
The finest known specimen in private hands of this, the greatest rarity in the London Sovereign Series, all other specimens known are far inferior to this and hence it is valued currently at a six-figure sum.
To be offered in part three 8 May 2013