Great Britain 1888 shilling

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Goldberg sale 84, lot 4330
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This specimen was lot 4330 in Goldberg sale 84 (Los Angeles, January 2015), where it sold for $141. The catalog description[1] noted, "Great Britain. Shilling, 1888/7. Victoria. The last 8 of the date struck over a 7. Beautifully toned and mint state. NGC graded MS-64." The SCWC does not list a normal date for the year. This type was struck 1887-89 then slightly modified for 1889-92. The 1887 was extensively saved but the other dates are a little harder to find.

Recorded mintage: 4,527,000.

Specification: 5.65 g, .925 silver.

Catalog reference: S.3926; KM-761.


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  • 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 84: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2014.

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