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1826 Crown Silver Proof Septimo Edge Ex Norweb Collection King George IV Coin NGC Graded PF 64

1826 Crown Silver Proof Septimo Edge Ex Norweb Collection King George IV Coin NGC Graded PF 64 Obverse Holder

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Buy a 1826 Crown Silver Proof Septimo Edge Ex Norweb Collection King George IV Coin NGC Graded PF 64

£25,000.00
Attractively toned, high-grade 1926 proof Crown from a storied collection. The obverse shows William Wyon's left-facing portrait of King George IV with the date below (1826) and a legend around that reads 'GEORGIUS IV DEI GRATIA'. The reverse shows a crowned and garnished shield of royal arms, designed by Jean Baptiste Merlen, with a banner below inscribed 'DIEU ET MON DROIT' with the words 'BRITANNIARUM REX FID: DEF:' around. This coin is struck on an inverted die axis with a proof finish that is toned darkly with lots of subtle colours. Graded PF 64 by NGC (#6674688-001), this 1826 Crown bears an Ex Norweb label, indicating that it formed part of the famed Norweb Collection.
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Scarce proof 1826 Crown, ex Norweb Collection, graded PF 64 by NGC (Bull 2336, ESC 257, S 3806).

Obverse Of The 1826 Proof Crown

1826 proof Crowns feature a left-facing bare-head portrait of King George IV on the obverse, created by William Wyon. The date (1826) is shown below with the words 'GEORGIUS IV DEI GRATIA' around.

1826 Silver Crown Reverse Design

The reverse of the 1826 Crown shows a shield of royal arms, surmounted by a crown and garnished with a scroll at the bottom, which reads 'DIEU ET MON DROIT' with 'BRITANNIARUM REX FID: DEF:' around. This design is attributed to Jean Baptiste Merlen.

George IV Crown Edge Inscription

The edge of this 1826 proof Crown is inscribed 'DECUS ET TUTAMEN * ANNO REGNI SEPTIMO' in raised letters. This sought-after silver proof Crown coin features an inverted die axis.

1826 George IV 11-Coin Proof Sets

This proof Crown would have been included in a prestigious eleven-coin proof set featuring four gold coins, four silver coins, and four copper coins. Reported mintage figures for this set vary from 150 to 400, but it is known to be very scarce and hard to obtain in its complete form.

High-Grade Proof 1826 Crown Coin

This example has been graded PF 64 by NGC and is offered sealed in its holder, bearing the certification number 6674688-001. The label bears an 'Ex. Norweb' notation. The coin features a dark but attractive tone with plenty of colour when turned to the light.

What Is The Norweb Collection?

The vast Norweb Collection was assembled by R Henry Norweb Sr (1894–1983) and his wife Emery May Holden (1895–1984). The Norweb name is associated with exemplary specimens from various periods and places, including English coins and tokens from the 17th century and the early medieval period, colonial and federal United States coins, and Canadian medals and tokens. Many of the Norweb's coins and tokens were donated to national museums in the 1980s and 1990s, including the British Museum and the Smithsonian. Records were set when the remainder of the collection came to auction with the Norweb pedigree still proving sought-after today.

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