Great Britain 1991 5 pounds KM-949

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from the Stack's Bowers 2017 ANA sale, lot 20515
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This specimen was lot 20515 in Stack's Bowers ANA Auction (Denver, CO, August 2017), where it sold for $1,586.25. The catalog description[1] noted, "GREAT BRITAIN. 5 Pounds, 1987. GEM BRILLIANT UNCIRCULATED. Authorized mintage of 10,000 pieces, but according to the Spink book only 5,694 pieces were issued. With case of issue and certificate of authenticity serial # 2678. From the High Rise Collection." This bust was used 1987-91 while KM 945 was struck 1985-86, 1990-97. This denomination was a revival of the old five pound struck in Victorian and Edwardian times. It was accompanied by a gold sovereign and two pounds, also not intended to circulate.

Recorded mintage: 10,000 authorized but 5,694 sold.

Specification: 39.94 g, .917 fine gold, 1.1775 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-427; KM-949; S-4253.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • Skingley, Philip, ed., Standard Catalogue of British Coins: Coins of England & the United Kingdom, 46th edition, London: Spink & Son, 2011.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio and Chris Chatigny, The August 2017 Denver ANA Auction: Ancients, Selections from The Richard Stuart Collection & World Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2017.

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