Great Britain One Shilling 1s 1817 Overdate! Gorgeous Toned MS66 PCGS S-3790 var. Laureate head of George III facing right, date below. Rev. crowned shield with garter edge, milled, struck on coin axis. This is a apparently an unrecorded overdate example—although we are unsure whether the underdigit is part of an 8, a 6 (which makes more sense to us), or something else. This was previously in the Heritage September 2012 Long Beach auction in an earlier slab.
There it was described as “(a) superlative coin in terms of its preservation, boldly detailed with a crisp portrait and every tiny detail of the shield showing, undisturbed rich satiny luster, and gorgeous pastel silvery magenta-gold and blue iridescent toning. As wonderful as this shilling is visually, its most enchanting feature is what appears to be an uncatalogued overdate, with part of an 8 showing to the right of the 7 in the date. Overdate or not, this is a gorgeous coin! Candidate for a finest known Registry Set?”
It is unsurprising but bears mentioning that this beautifully toned coin is also the large Plate Coin for the issue at PCGS CoinFacts. PCGS Population: 9 in 66, 1 finer in MS67, although we doubt a more beautiful survivor of this issue could exist.
Ex: Long Beach Signature (Heritage, 9/2012), lot 24038, which realized $1,028.13.