Great Britain 1959 sovereign

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 Collector's Choice sale, lot 70745
photo courtesy Stack's Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 70745 in Stack's Bowers Collector's Choice sale (Santa Ana, CA, May 2018), where it sold for $630. The catalog description[1] noted, "GREAT BRITAIN. Sovereign, 1959. PCGS MS-66 Secure Holder. Well struck and highly lustrous." This type of 1957-68 is the first large issue of sovereigns since George V but these were sold to investors and collectors and not issued for circulation.

Recorded mintage: 1,358,000.

Specification: 7.98 g, .917 fine gold.

Catalog reference: S-4125; Fr-417; KM-908.

Source:

  • Bressett, Kenneth E., A Guide Book of English Coins, Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, 2nd Ed., Racine, WI: Whitman Publishing, 1962.
  • 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.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio and Chris Chatigny, The May 2018 Collector's Choice Sale, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2018.

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