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Edward VII (1901-10), matt proof silver Crown, 1902, Coronation issue, bare head right, DeS below truncation for engraver George William De Saulles, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding, EDWARDVS VII DEI: GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:, rev. St. George and dragon right, date in exergue, B.P. initials to upper right for designer Benedetto Pistrucci, edge inscribed in raised letters, DECUS ET TUTAMEN ANNO REGNI II , weight 28.37g (Bull 3562; ESC 362; L&S 2; Davies 1530; S.3979). A superb example almost as struck with strong matte proof brilliance and excellent eye appeal, unusual for this type, graded by NGC as PF65+ MATTE. With top pop being PF66 Matte this is a truly spectacular example of an exceedingly difficult coin to find in higher grades.

1902Matte Proof Crown PF65+ Matte