Great Britain 1884 shilling

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Goldberg sale 69, lot 4847
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This specimen was lot 4847 in Goldberg sale 69 (Los Angeles, May, 2012), where it sold for $253. The catalog description [2] noted, "Great Britain. Shilling, 1884. Victoria. Young head. Steel gray and mottle tone. NGC graded MS-64. The Judy Cahn Collection." This type was struck 1879-87 as the final issue of the young head type first struck in 1838. This date is common.

Recorded mintage: 3,924,000 plus a few proofs.

Specification: 5.65 g, .925 fine silver, .168 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: S.3907; KM-734.4.


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  • [2]Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, Stephen Harvey and Paul Rynearson, Goldberg sale 69: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Ancient and World Coins, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2012.

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