Great Britain 1933 shilling
This specimen was lot 23056 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2018), where it sold for $1,320. The catalog description noted, "GREAT BRITAIN. Shilling, 1933. NGC PROOF-64. WINGS Approved. A common coin that is RARE in proof. Lightly toned subduing the flashy proof surfaces caused by the billon composition. Overall a handsome example sure to please." 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 It superseded a type struck 1911-27 with a different reverse (KM 829).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.
Specification: 5.65 g, .500 fine silver, .090 troy oz ASW, 23.5 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: S-4039; KM-833.
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- Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio, John Kraljevich and Cris Chatigny, The January 2018 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, featuring the Eldorado Collection of Colombian and Ecuadorian Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2017.