- Unrecorded in Wilson and Rasmussen, the ‘extra tuft’ variety is rarer than the already-very-rare, standard 1826 proof half-sovereigns.
- One of the finest examples available to collectors.
- The result of a collaboration between three of the greatest sculptors and engravers in British history: F.L. Chantrey, W. Wyon, and J.B. Merlen.
NGC Proof 66 Ultra Cameo. Exceptional and one of the finest available. Pristine devices and a full, deep cameo. Very rare, the variety rarer still.
Bare head left, with extra tuft of hair left of ear; date below; • GEORGIUS IV DEI GRATIA • [George IV, by the grace of God].
ex. SINCONA British Collection, SINCONA 75, lot 326, 16th May 2022.
ex. SPINK 1261, lot 373, November 2000.