Great Britain 1989 2 pounds

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Ponterio sale 168, lot 40174
photo courtesy Stack's-Bowers LLC

This specimen was part of lot 40174 in Ponterio sale 168 (Philadelphia, August 2012), where it sold for $1,292. The catalog description[1] noted, "GREAT BRITAIN. 2 Pounds, 1989. NGC PROOF-67 ULTRA CAMEO. 500th Anniversary of Sovereign. Mintage of 2,000 pieces." While this NCLT is struck to the standard of the gold two pounds of king Edward VII's reign, the modern circulating nickel-brass two pound coins of 1986-96 also happen to be 15.98 grams. It was accompanied by a half sovereign (Fr-435) and sovereign (Fr-434).

Recorded mintage: est. 17,000 per the SCWC.

Specification: 15.98 g, .917 fine gold.

Catalog reference: Fr-433; S-4262; KM-957.


  • 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, Ponterio sale 168: The Official ANA Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2012.

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