1832 King William IV Gold Full Sovereign Coin Second Bust
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Second bust. Bare head portrait of King William IV facing right. Artist: Sir Francis Chantrey. Engraver: William Wyon. 'W.W.' initials to truncation. Legend: 'GULIELMUS IIII D: G: BRITANNIAR: REX F:D:'.
Decorative shield of royal arms (England, Scotland and Ireland) with the arms of the House of Hanover in the centre. Crown above and 'ANNO 1832' below. Engraver: Jean Baptiste Merlen.
22-carat gold British coin. Weight: 7.98 grams. Actual gold weight: 7.31 grams. Diameter: 22.05 millimetres. Edge: milled.
GF - Good Fine, see photos.
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Sovereign experts rate 1832 Sovereigns 'S' for 'Scarce'. First bust editions are particularly valuable but those featuring the second bust of King William IV remain highly sought-after.
3,737,065 gold 'full' Sovereigns were issued in 1832 by the UK's Royal Mint. These coins featured William Wyon's bust of King William IV on the obverse and a shield of arms on the reverse.
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