Great Britain 2010 5 pounds KM-1139
This specimen was lot 3461 in Goldberg sale 84 (Los Angeles, January 2015), where it sold for $1,703.75. The catalog description noted, "Great Britain. 5 Pounds, 2010. 2012 Olympics- Runners. Finest grade possible. NGC graded Proof 70 Ultra Cameo." The five pound denomination was frequently used for commemoratives, including KM 1139 (shown here) and KM 1146 thru KM 1157. Each was struck in various metals.
Recorded mintage: 500,000 in copper-nickel plus more in silver plus a few in gold (shown here).
Specification: 28.28 g, copper-nickel (KM 1139), .925 fine silver (KM 1139a), .917 fine gold (KM 1139b), 38.61 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM-1139b.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date, 13th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2018.
- Skingley, Philip, ed., Standard Catalogue of British Coins: Coins of England & the United Kingdom, 46th edition, London: Spink & Son, 2011.
- 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.