Great Britain 1851 sovereign

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Ponterio sale 177, lot 12275
Great Britain 1851 sovereign rev P177-12275.jpg

This specimen was lot 12275 in Ponterio sale 177 (Chicago, August 2013), where it sold for $3,290. The catalog description[1] noted, "GREAT BRITAIN. Sovereign, 1851. PCGS MS-64 Secure Holder. Second head. Second finest certified with three finer." This type was struck 1838-72 in large quantities with a slightly modified obverse continuing until 1874. Despite the large mintages, the type is scarce in nice condition.

Recorded mintage: 4,014,000.

Specification: 7.99 g, .917 fine gold, .235 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: S-3852C; Fr-387e; KM-736.1.

Source:

  • 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.
  • Bressett, Kenneth E., A Guide Book of English Coins, Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, 2nd Ed., Racine, WI: Whitman Publishing, 1962.
  • Lobel, Richard, Mark Davidson, Allan Hailstone and Eleni Calligas, Coincraft's Standard Catalogue of English and UK Coins, 1066 to Date, London: Coincraft, 1995.
  • Skingley, Philip, ed., Standard Catalogue of British Coins: Coins of England & the United Kingdom, 46th edition, London: Spink & Son, 2011.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 177: The August 2013 Chicago ANA Auction, World Coins, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2013.

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