Great Britain 1891 sovereign

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Ponterio sale 168, lot 50159
photo courtesy Stack's-Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 50159 in Ponterio sale 168 (Philadelphia, August 2012), where it sold for $899. The catalog description[1] noted, "GREAT BRITAIN. Sovereign, 1891. NGC MS-63. Jubilee bust." This type was struck 1887-92 in considerable numbers. It is known as the "Jubilee bust" as the obverse was introduced on the fiftieth anniversary of Victoria's reign. This date is common.

Recorded mintage: 6,359,000.

Specification: 7.98 g, .917 fine gold.

Catalog reference: Fr-392; S-3866c; KM-767.

Source:

  • 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.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 168: The Official ANA Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2012.

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