Great Britain 1850 sovereign

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Sincona sale 51, lot 2555
This specimen was lot 2555 in Sincona sale 51 (Zurich, October 2018), where it sold for 500 CHF (about US$603 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Victoria, 1837-1901. Sovereign 1850, London. Young head. PCGS AU58. (kingdom of Great Britain, Victoria, 1837-1901, sovereign of 1850, London mint, young head type.)"
This bust was used on the sovereign, or one pound coin, 1838-64 with a slightly modified type (KM 736.2) extending until 1874.

Recorded mintage: 1,402,000.

Specification: 7.98 g, .917 fine gold, .235 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Seaby 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]Richter, Jurg, Sincona Auction 51: Gold and Silver Coins and Medals; Coins and Medals from Switzerland, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2018.

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