Great Britain 1998 50 pence KM-992
This specimen was lot 1125 in Ponterio sale 182 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $705. The catalog description noted, "GREAT BRITAIN. 50 Pence, 1998. NGC PROOF-69 ULTRA CAMEO. National health service. Mintage of only 1,500 pieces." This writer's edition of the SCWC does not mention the gold proofs but they indubitably exist. The Ponterio catalog erred; this issue is for the 25th anniversary of Britain's joining the European Common Market. They are valued about the same.
Recorded mintage: 5,043,000 in copper-nickel plus 100,000 copper-nickel proofs plus 8,859 silver proofs plus 1,500 gold proofs.
Specification: 8 g, copper-nickel, 27.3 mm diameter (regular issue).
Catalog reference: Fr-444; S-4611; KM-992b.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 182: The January 2014 NYINC Auction: World Coins, Irvine, CA: Stacks Bowers LLC.