Great Britain 1994 5 pounds
This specimen was lot 2312 in Goldberg sale 109 (Los Angeles, January 2019), where it sold for $1,920. The catalog description noted, "Great Britain. 5 Pounds, 1994. Elizabeth II. Estimated mintage 1,250 struck. St. George slaying the dragon. PCGS graded Proof 68 Deep Cameo." This type was struck 1985-86 and 1990-97 as a revival of the old five pounds struck in Victorian and Edwardian times. It was accompanied by a gold sovereign and two pounds, also not intended to circulate.
Recorded mintage: est. 1,250.
Specification: 39.94 g, .917 fine gold, 1.1775 ounces AGW.
Catalog reference: S.4251; KM-945.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
- Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
- Skingley, Philip, ed., Standard Catalogue of British Coins: Coins of England & the United Kingdom, 46th edition, London: Spink & Son, 2011.
- Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, John Lavender, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 109: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2019.