Great Britain 1995 2 pounds KM-970
This specimen was lot 2490 in Goldberg sale 98 (Los Angeles, June 2017), where it sold for $599.25. The catalog description noted, "Great Britain. Two Pounds, 1995. Elizabeth II. 50th Anniversary - End of World War II. Dove. In original case of issue. Choice Brilliant Proof." This commemorative honoring the fiftieth anniversary of the end of World War Two is another in an extensive series of NCLT's struck in multiple metals for the elite and the common herd.
Recorded mintage: 6,057,000 (bimetallic, including KM-971) plus 100,000 proofs plus 35,571 in silver and 2,500 in gold.
Specification: KM 970: 15.98 g, nickel brass, 28.4 mm diameter; KM 970a: 15.98 g, .925 fine silver; KM 970b: 15.98 g, .917 fine gold.
Catalog reference: KM 970 (nickel-brass), KM 970a (silver), KM 970b (gold, shown here).
- 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.
- Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, John Lavender, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 98: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2017.