Great Britain 1990 5 pounds

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Heritage sale 3010, lot 21257
photo courtesy Heritage 3010, lot 21257

This specimen was lot 21257 in Heritage sale 3010 (Boston, August 2010), where it sold for $1,725. The catalog description[1] noted, "Elizabeth II gold 5 Pounds 1990, struck for the Queen Mother's 90th birthday, Gem cameo Proof in capsule inside official RM issue case, with COA as #1713. Mintage was 2500 pieces in 22ct gold. From the Highlands Park Collection of British Coins." This NCLT was struck to the standard of the old five pounds sterling last struck in 1902.

Recorded mintage: 2,761,000 in copper-nickel, 150,000 in silver and 2,500 in gold.

Specification: 39.94 g, .917 fine gold, 1.177 troy oz, 38.61 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: S-4301, KM 962b (gold).


  • 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]Tucker, Warren, Scott Cordry and John Kraljevich, Heritage Sale 3010: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2010.

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