Great Britain 1905 florin

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Goldberg sale 70, lot 4136
photo courtesy Goldberg Coins & Collectibles

This specimen was lot 4136 in Goldberg sale 70 (Los Angeles, September 2012), where it sold for $1,006.25. The catalog description[1] noted, "Great Britain. Florin, 1905. Edward VII. Rare in mint state. NGC graded MS-62." This type was struck 1902-10 in respectable numbers but has always been expensive in nice condition. The classic design attracts collectors who would otherwise not purchase British coins. This is the scarcest date. The denomination was converted to copper-nickel in 1947 and ceased in 1967.

Recorded mintage: 1,168,000.

Specification: 11.31 g, .925 fine silver, .336 troy oz ASW, 28.3 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: S.3981; KM-801.


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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.
  • Rayner, P. Alan, and Maurice Bull, English Silver Coinage from 1649, 6th Ed., London: Spink & Son, 2015.
  • Skingley, Philip, ed., Standard Catalogue of British Coins: Coins of England & the United Kingdom, 46th edition, London: Spink & Son, 2011.
  • [1]Ira and Larry Goldberg, Goldberg sale 70: The Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles, CA: Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, 2012.

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