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Unique Trial Strike – L&S Plate Coin – Annotated by L. C. Wyon

CNG 111, Lot: 1140. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $2750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

HANOVER. William IV. 1830-1837. Uniface PB Trial Strike for Pattern Crown Reverse (49mm, 11.57 g). Dated 18[...], but struck 1837. Royal coat-of-arms of the United Kingdom / Blank. L&S 13 (this piece). As made, lightly toned with some luster. Struck on a large flan. Around the margin written in L.C. Wyon’s hand – Merlen’s crown good, but too good, too high LCW.

From the G. W. K. Roberts Collection, purchased from Sidney W. Smith. Ex Auction ’79 (26 June 1979), lot 1830; Herbert M. Lingford Collection (Part 1, Glendining, 24 October 1950), lot 542 (lot includes tickets).