Egypt 1987 100 pounds
This specimen was lot 19 in Sincona sale 63 (Zurich, June 2020), where it sold for 900 CHF (about US$1,128 including buyer's fees). The catalog description noted, "Aegypten, Arabische Republik, seit 1971. 100 Pounds 1987. Goldener Schafbock. Auflage nur 7'500 Exemplare. Polierte Platte. Feine Kratzer. (Arab Republic of Egypt, since 1971, one hundred pounds of 1987, golden ram's head. Only 7'500 pieces minted, Choice Proof, Minor hairlines.)"</blockquote> This type is one of a series of commemorative hundred pound gold coins issued 1983-92.
Recorded mintage: 7,500 proofs.
Specification: 17 g, 0.900 fine gold, this specimen 17.20 g.
Catalog reference: KM 613. Fr-202.
- Richter, Jurg, Sincona sale 63: Gold and Silver Coins and Medals, SINCONA Bullion Auction, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2020.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
- 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.