Great Britain 1997 5 pounds KM-977
This specimen was lot 40378 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2019), where it sold for $2,040. The catalog description noted, "GREAT BRITAIN. 5 Pounds, 1997. NGC PROOF-69 ULTRA CAMEO. Struck for the 50th (golden) wedding Anniversary of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip with a mintage of 2,574 pieces. Majestically cameoed with no spots, tone or haze over the surfaces." This commemorative was struck in copper-nickel (KM 977), silver (KM 977a) and gold (KM 977b, shown here).
Recorded mintage: copper-nickel: 1,733,000 plus proofs; silver: est. 70,000; gold: est. 2,750.
Specification: 39.94 g, .917 fine gold.
Catalog reference: Fr-451; S-4304; KM-977b.
- 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.
- Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio, Matt Orsini and Cris Chatigny, The January 2019 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2018.