Great Britain 1996 5 pounds KM-974

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Sincona sale 46, lot 506
This specimen was lot 506 in Sincona sale 46 (Zurich, May 2018), where it sold for 1,800 CHF (about US$2,160 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Grossbritannien, Elizabeth II. 1952-. 5 Pounds 1996, London. 70. Geburtstag von Königin Elizabeth II. 39.94 g. Seaby 4303. Nur 2750 Exemplare geprägt. Polierte Platte. FDC. ln Originaletui mit Zertifikat. (kingdom of Great Britain, Elizabeth II, 1952-, five pounds of 1996, London mint. 70th birthday of the queen. Only 2750 pieces struck, Choice Proof, In original box with certificate.)"
This commemorative honoring the queen's 70th birthday is another in an extensive series of NCLT's struck in multiple metals for the elite and the common herd.

Recorded mintage: KM 974 (copper-nickel), 2,936,000 + proofs. KM 974a (silver), 70,000 proofs est.; KM 974b (gold), 2,750 proofs est.

Specification: KM 974: copper-nickel, 38.61 mm diameter; KM 974a: 28.8 g, .925 fine silver; KM 974b: 39.94 g, .917 fine gold.

Catalog reference: KM 974 (bimetallic), KM 974a (silver), KM 974b (gold, shown here).


  • 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]Richter, Jürg, Auction 46, Gold Coins and Medals, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2018.

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