Great Britain 1890 half crown

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Goldberg sale 116, lot 1586
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This specimen was lot 1586 in Goldberg sale 116 (Los Angeles, June 2020), where it sold for $288. The catalog description[1] noted, "Great Britain. Halfcrown, 1890. Victoria. Jubilee head. Superb mint state with deep attractive toning. PCGS graded MS-64+." This type was struck 1887-92 and is known as the "Jubilee head" for Queen Victoria (r. 1837-1901). It is a fairly readily available half crown in nice condition and none of the dates are rare.

Recorded mintage: 3,228,000.

Specification: 14.14 g, .925 fine silver.

Catalog reference: S.3924; ESC-723; KM-764.


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  • 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.
  • Rayner, P. Alan, and Maurice Bull, English Silver Coinage from 1649, 6th Ed., London: Spink & Son, 2015.
  • [1]Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, John Lavender, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 116: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2020.

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