Great Britain 1985 sovereign
This specimen was lot 3545 in Goldberg sale 90 (Los Angeles, January 2016), where it sold for $276.12. The catalog description 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.
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- 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.
- 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.