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1889-S 12 pearls Half Sovereign

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The 1889-S 12 pearl half sovereign is one of the toughest varieties in the series accounting for approximately 1 in 5 1889-S Half Sovereigns, it is distinguishable by having just 12 pearls in Queen Victoria's necklace as opposed to 13 on most 1889-S Half Sovereigns.

12 pearl variety (this issue)

13 pearl variety

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