Great Britain 1985 sovereign

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Goldberg sale 90, lot 3545
photo courtesy Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

This specimen was lot 3545 in Goldberg sale 90 (Los Angeles, January 2016), where it sold for $276.12. The catalog description[1] noted, "Great Britain. Sovereign, 1985. Elizabeth II. Reverse: St. George slaying the dragon. NGC graded Proof 67 Ultra Cameo." This type of 1985-97 was not made in large numbers but these were sold to investors and collectors and not issued for circulation.

Recorded mintage: 17,000 proofs.

Specification: 7.98 g, .917 fine gold.

Catalog reference: S.4271; Fr-424; KM-943.


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [1]Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, John Lavender, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 90: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2016.

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