Great Britain 2008 2 pounds KM-1106

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Goldberg sale 98, lot 2500
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This specimen was lot 2500 in Goldberg sale 98 (Los Angeles, June 2017), where it sold for $646. The catalog description[1] noted, "Great Britain. 2 Pounds, 2008. Elizabeth II. Reverse: Handoff of the Olympic flag. NGC graded Proof 69 Ultra Cameo. WINGS." This Olympic commemorative was struck in three formats: in base metal, in silver and in gold. We have noted here the mintages given in the SCWC altho they do not coincide with Seaby[2].

Recorded mintage: 918,000 plus 250,000 proofs plus unknown in silver plus 3,000 proofs in gold.

Specification: KM-1106: 12 g, bimetallic copper-nickel center in nickel-brass ring, 28.4 mm diameter; KM-1106a: .925 fine silver; KM-1106b: 15.98 g, .916 fine gold.

Catalog reference: S.4952; KM-1106, 1106a, 1106b.

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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