Great Britain 1926 florin

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Goldberg sale 70, lot 4137
photo courtesy Goldberg Coins & Collectibles

This specimen was lot 4137 in Goldberg sale 70 (Los Angeles, September 2012), where it sold for $126.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Great Britain. Florin, 1926. George V. Russet mottle tone. NGC graded MS-64." This type was struck 1911-19 in sterling silver (.925 fine), 1920-26 in .500 fine silver and 1927-36 with a slightly modified bust and a different reverse. The denomination was converted to copper-nickel in 1947 and ceased in 1967.

Recorded mintage: 5,125,000.

Specification: 11.31 g, .500 fine silver, .181 troy oz ASW, 28.3 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: S.4022a; KM-817a.


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  • [1]Ira and Larry Goldberg, Goldberg sale 70: The Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles, CA: Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, 2012.

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