Australia 1987 200 dollars

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from Goldberg sale 98, lot 2328
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This specimen was lot 2328 in Goldberg sale 98 (Los Angeles, June 2017), where it sold for $399.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Australia. 200 Dollars, 1987. Elizabeth II. Reverse; Arthur Phillip. Choice Brilliant Proof." Arthur Phillip (1738-1814) was the first governor of New South Wales (1788-92) and led it thru the early years of hardship and starvation.

Recorded mintage: 20,800 + 20,000 proofs.

Specification: 10 g, .917 fine gold, 0.2948 ounce.

Catalog reference: KM-94.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
  • McDonald, Greg, The Pocket Guide to Australian Coins and Banknotes, 23rd ed., Lavington, Australia, 2017.
  • [1]Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, John Lavender, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 98: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2017.

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