Great Britain 1992 50 pence KM-963

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 ANA sale, lot 21158
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This specimen was lot 21158 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it sold for $840. The catalog description[1] noted, "GREAT BRITAIN. 50 Pence, 1992. NGC PROOF-66 ULTRA CAMEO. KM-963b. Issued to commemorate the British presidency of the European Council of Ministers. The government thought this event was so important that this type was sold in copper-nickel, silver and gold (as here). Alluring as a heptagonal issue, with a tiny mark in the field above the queen's bust preventing a finer grade. 0.776 oz AGW."

Recorded mintage: KM 963 (copper-nickel): 109,000 + 100,000 proofs; KM 963a (silver) 35,000 proofs; KM 963b (gold) unknown.

Specification: KM 963 (13.50 g, copper-nickel, 30 mm diameter), KM 963a (.925 fine silver), KM 963b (26.32 g, .917 fine gold).

Catalog reference: KM 963 (copper-nickel), KM 963a (silver), KM 963b (gold) plus pieforts.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • 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 2018 Philadelphia ANA Auction: World Coins and Selections from the El Dorado Collection of Colombian Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2018.

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