Great Britain 1995 5 pounds
This specimen was lot 2484 in Goldberg sale 98 (Los Angeles, June 2017), where it sold for $1,528. The catalog description noted, "Great Britain. Five Pounds, 1995 (U). Elizabeth II. Reverse: St. George slaying dragon. Estimated mintage 1,000. In original case. Choice Brilliant Uncirculated." 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: 1,000 + 1,250 proofs.
Specification: 39.94 g, .917 fine gold, 1.1775 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: S.4252; KM-945.
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- 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 98: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2017.