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Lot 291 – Europe ยป Great Britain

Great Britain 1839 (Au) PROOF Five

Great Britain 1839 (Au) PROOF Five Pounds; “Una & The Lion” (W&R-278, S-3851; KM:742) Designed by William Wyons: This iconic Five Pound piece is one of the most desired coins of Great Britain. The obverse bares the young features of Queen Victoria. The reverse displays the standing crowned figure of the Queen as Una holding the Orb & Sceptre, guiding the lion. The legend reads “DIRIGE” and there is a Roman numeral date in the exergue. This coin is well struck and a nice example with some minor hairlines and contact marks in the fields: A nice example.

NGC Graded Proof 61 Ultra Cameo

NGC Certification: 4377308-001
Estimate 120’000 – 170’000 CHF
Auction date Fri 21 Oct 2016 at 13:30:00 (Europe/Zurich)
Sold for CHF 140’000