Great Britain 1998 5 pounds

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Goldberg sale 98, lot 2498
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This specimen was lot 2498 in Goldberg sale 98 (Los Angeles, June 2017), where it sold for $1,762.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Great Britain. Five Pounds, 1998. Elizabeth II. 50th Birthday - Prince Charles. Mintage 773. In original case." This type was also struck in silver and copper-nickel for the common herd.

Recorded mintage: 1,407,000 + 100,000 proofs in copper-nickel; 13,379 in silver; 773 in gold.

Specification: KM 995: 28.28 g, copper-nickel, 38.6 mm diameter; KM 995a: 28.28 g, .925 fine silver; KM 995b: 39.94 g, .917 fine gold, 1.1775 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: KM 995 (copper-nickel), KM 995a (silver); S.4550; KM-995b (gold).

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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