Great Britain 1890 shilling

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from the Stack's Bowers 2020 Collector's Choice sale, lot 70822
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This specimen was lot 70822 in Stack's Bowers Collector's Choice sale (Santa Ana, CA, February 2020), where it sold for $110. The catalog description[1] noted, "GREAT BRITAIN. Shilling, 1890. London Mint. Victoria. PCGS MS-63 Gold Shield. A lustrous, choice, and mostly steel gray example, presenting a hint of alluring golden toning near portions of the peripheries." 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: 8,794,000.

Specification: 5.65 g, 0.925 fine silver, 23.5 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: S-3927; KM-774.


  • Skingley, Philip, ed., Standard Catalogue of British Coins: Coins of England & the United Kingdom, 46th edition, London: Spink & Son, 2011.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • 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.
  • Rayner, P. Alan, and Maurice Bull, English Silver Coinage from 1649, 6th Ed., London: Spink & Son, 2015.
  • [1]Orsini, Matt, Richard Ponterio and Kyle Ponterio, The February 2020 Collector's Choice sale: World and Ancient Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2020.

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