Great Britain 1887 shilling KM 734.4

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Heritage sale 3020, lot 24098
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 24098 in Heritage sale 3020 (Long Beach, September 2012), where it sold for $8,812.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Victoria Proof Shilling 1887, Young Head, reeded edge, PR65 NGC, a gorgeous example of this last year of this style of portrait (and reverse design), as it was the Jubilee Year. This beauty has reflective surfaces slightly subdued by rich silvery gray and pale gold iridescence, and is thoroughly original and particularly rare as such. A Proof of Record." This bust of the queen was used from 1838-87. The type is common but proofs are rare.

Recorded mintage: 4,034,000 (including the Jubilee head).

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

Catalog reference: S-3907, KM 734.4.


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