Great Britain 1995 2 pounds KM-971

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Goldberg sale 98, lot 2489
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This specimen was lot 2489 in Goldberg sale 98 (Los Angeles, June 2017), where it sold for $823. The catalog description[1] noted, "Great Britain. Two Pounds, 1995. 50th Anniversary- United Nations. Flags. In original case of issue. Choice Brilliant Proof." This commemorative honoring the fiftieth anniversary of the United Nations 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-970) plus 100,000 proofs plus est. 175,000 in silver and 17,500 in gold.

Specification: KM 971: 15.98 g, nickel brass, 28.4 mm diameter; KM 971a: 15.98 g, .925 fine silver; KM 971b: 15.98 g, .917 fine gold.

Catalog reference: KM 971 (nickel-brass), KM 971a (silver), KM 971b (gold, shown here).

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]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.

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