Great Britain 2009 5 pounds KM-1121

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Goldberg sale 84, lot 3460
photo courtesy Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

This specimen was lot 3460 in Goldberg sale 84 (Los Angeles, January 2015), where it sold for $1,703.75. The catalog description[1] noted, "Great Britain. 5 Pounds, 2009. Olympics- Swimmer. Finest grade possible. NGC graded Proof 70 Ultra Cameo." The five pound denomination was frequently used for commemoratives, including KM 1118, KM 1121 (shown here) and KM 1140 thru KM 1145. Each was struck in various metals.

Recorded mintage: 500,000 in copper-nickel plus 30,000 in silver plus a few in gold (shown here).

Specification: 28.28 g, copper-nickel (KM 1121), .925 fine silver (KM 1121a), .917 fine gold (KM 1121b), 38.61 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM-1121b.


  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date, 11th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • 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, Aleeza Brown, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 84: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2014.

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