Great Britain 1979 sovereign

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Goldberg sale 85, lot 3291
photo courtesy Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

This specimen was lot 3291 in Goldberg sale 85 (Los Angeles, June 2015), where it sold for $323. The catalog description[1] noted, "Great Britain. Sovereign, 1979. Elizabeth II. In original case. Choice Brilliant Proof." This type of 1974-84 is the second large issue of sovereigns since George V but these were sold to investors and collectors and not issued for circulation.

Recorded mintage: 9,100,000 plus 50,000 proofs.

Specification: 7.99 g, .917 fine gold, .2355 ounce AGW.

Catalog reference: KM-919.

Source:

  • 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.
  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [1]Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, Aleeza Brown, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 85: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2015.

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