Great Britain 1899 shilling
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. This specimen was lot 4347 in Goldberg sale 84 (Los Angeles, January 2015), where it sold for $329. The catalog description noted, "Great Britain. Shilling, 1899. Victoria. Gem mint state with a light golden peripheral tone. Few uncirculated coins of this era have the frost originality of this specimen. From a small hoard discovered in England. Scarcer date. NGC graded MS-66."
Recorded mintage: 10,965,000, a common date.
Specification: 5.65 g, .925 fine silver, .168 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: S.3940A; ESC-1368; KM-780.
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- Skingley, Philip, ed., Standard Catalogue of British Coins: Coins of England & the United Kingdom, 46th edition, London: Spink & Son, 2011.
- 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.