Great Britain 2011 50 pounds
This specimen was lot 3463 in Goldberg sale 84 (Los Angeles, January 2015), where it sold for $705. The catalog description noted, "Great Britain. 50 Pounds, 2011. Britannia seated with rippling Union Jack behind. One year type. PCGS graded Proof 69 Deep Cameo (First Strike)." In 1987, emulating the krugerrand, the maple leaf, the American gold eagle and other bullion coins, the Royal Mint introduced the Britannia program. Gold one, half, quarter and tenth ounce pieces were coined and marketed. To boost sales, the reverses were changed annually.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 17.02 g, .917 fine gold, 27 mm diameter, 0.500 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: S.4468. KM 1233.
- Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date, 11th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
- 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.