Great Britain 1931 shilling
This specimen was lot 3061 in Goldberg sale 98 (Los Angeles, June 2017), where it sold for $1,410. The catalog description noted, "Great Britain. Proof Shilling, 1933. George V. Obverse Mackennal's portrait of king left. Reverse, lion standing on crown. Brilliant mint state, this is one of only a handful of VIP mirror finish frosted proof shillings struck in that year. NGC graded Proof 64. WINGS." This type was struck 1927-36 in substantial numbers tho the 1927 is a proof only date. It superseded a type struck 1911-27 with a different reverse (KM 829). This date is common in all grades.
Recorded mintage: 11,512,000 plus proofs.
Specification: 5.65 g, .500 fine silver, .090 troy oz ASW, 23.5 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: S.4039; ESC-1446; KM-833.
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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.
- Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, John Lavender, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 98: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2017.