Great Britain 1720 shilling KM-539.2

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Goldberg sale 85, lot 3818
photo courtesy Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

This specimen was lot 3818 in Goldberg sale 85 (Los Angeles, June 2015), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "Great Britain. Shilling, 1720. George I. Angles plain. Attractively and deeply toned mint state. The shillings of George I (except perhaps for the 1723 SSC issue) are rarely now seen in true mint state and even with a current catalogue value of £600 (around $900) in XF (unpriced in Uncirculated) they are pretty certainly underpriced for their rarity. NGC graded MS-63." This shilling was struck in some numbers 1720-21 along with a variety with roses and plumes on the reverse (KM 539.1).

Recorded mintage: unknown but available.

Specification: 6.02 g, .925 fine silver, .179 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: S.3646; ESC-1168; KM-539.2.

Source:

  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • Lobel, Richard, Mark Davidson, Allan Hailstone and Eleni Calligas, Coincraft's Standard Catalogue of English and UK Coins, 1066 to Date, London: Coincraft, 1995.
  • Rayner, P. Alan, and Maurice Bull, English Silver Coinage from 1649, 6th Ed., London: Spink & Son, 2015.
  • Skingley, Philip, ed., Standard Catalogue of British Coins: Coins of England & the United Kingdom, 46th edition, London: Spink & Son, 2011.
  • [1]Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, Aleeza Brown, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 85: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2015.

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