Great Britain 1897 shilling
This specimen was lot 2145 in Goldberg sale 106 (Los Angeles, September 2018), where it sold for $84. The catalog description noted, "Great Britain. Shilling, 1897. Victoria. PCGS graded MS-64." This type was struck 1893-1901 and is the final type for Queen Victoria (r. 1837-1901). It is the most readily available shilling in nice condition and none of the dates are rare.
Recorded mintage: 6,270,000, a common date.
Specification: 5.65 g, .925 fine silver.
Catalog reference: S.3940A; KM-780.
- Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, John Lavender, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 106: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2018.
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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.
- Skingley, Philip, ed., Standard Catalogue of British Coins: Coins of England & the United Kingdom, 46th edition, London: Spink & Son, 2011.