Great Britain 2003 2 pounds KM-1037

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Goldberg sale 100, lot 2693
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This specimen was lot 2693 in Goldberg sale 100 (Los Angeles, September 2017), where it sold for $58.75. The catalog description[1] noted, "Great Britain. Piedfort 2 Pounds, 2003. Elizabeth II. Reverse: 50th Anniversary of the Discovery of DNA. Choice Brilliant Proof." The catalog listing, specification and mintages reported below are complicated by the multiple formats of issue: copper-nickel (KM 1037), silver (KM 1037a), silver piedfort (KM P42) and gold (KM 1037b). We have noted here the mintages given in the SCWC altho they do not coincide with Seaby[2].

Recorded mintage: 4,299,000 + 43,513 proofs plus 11,204 proofs in silver plus 1,500 proofs in gold.

Specification: KM-1037: 12 g, bimetallic copper-nickel center in nickel-brass ring, 28.4 mm diameter; KM-1037a: .925 fine silver; KM-1037b: 15.98 g, .916 fine gold.

Catalog reference: S.4577; KM-1037, 1037a, 1037b, KM P42 (shown here).

Source:

  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date, 11th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • [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.
  • [2]Skingley, Philip, ed., Standard Catalogue of British Coins: Coins of England & the United Kingdom, 46th edition, London: Spink & Son, 2011.

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