Great Britain 1998 sovereign

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Ponterio sale 176, lot 20451
photo courtesy Stack's-Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 20451 in Ponterio sale 176 (Chicago, August 2013), where it sold for $646. The catalog description[1] noted, "GREAT BRITAIN. Elizabeth II, 1952-Present. Sovereign, 1998. NGC PF-69 ULTRA CAMEO. Mature head right by Broadley. Rv. Pistrucci’s St. George and the Dragon. Just about perfect! Ex: Royal Mint, 1998." This type starting 1998 features the fourth bust to be used on the sovereigns of Elizabeth II. These were sold to investors and collectors and not issued for circulation.

Recorded mintage: 10,000 proofs.

Specification: 7.98 g, .917 fine gold.

Catalog reference: S-4430; Fr-454; KM-1002.


  • Lobel, Richard, Mark Davidson, Allan Hailstone and Eleni Calligas, Coincraft's Standard Catalogue of English and UK Coins, 1066 to Date, London: Coincraft, 1995.
  • Skingley, Philip, ed., Standard Catalogue of British Coins: Coins of England & the United Kingdom, 46th edition, London: Spink & Son, 2011.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, and Bruce Roland Hagen, Ponterio sale 176: The Thos. H. Law Collection of English Gold Coins, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2013.

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