Great Britain 1916 shilling

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Goldberg sale 91, lot 2943
photo courtesy Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

This specimen was lot 2943 in Goldberg sale 91 (Los Angeles, June 2016), where it sold for $64.62. The catalog description[1] noted, "Great Britain. Shilling, 1916 Choice Brilliant Unc. George V. Unusually sharply struck for a currency coin of the wartime period. Light golden tone. Choice Brilliant Uncirculated." This type was struck in large numbers 1911-19, then reduced to .500 fine in 1920. The SCWC notes that the issues of World War One frequently come weak.

Recorded mintage: 35,862,000.

Specification: 5.66 g, .925 fine silver.

Catalog reference: S.4013; ESC-1426; KM-816.


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  • [1]Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, John Lavender, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 91: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2016.

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