Great Britain 2012 2 pounds KM-1208

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Heritage sale 3064, part of lot 33168
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This specimen was lot 33168 in Heritage sale 3064 (Chicago, April 2018), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "Elizabeth II gold 4-Piece PCGS-Certified 'First Strike' Proof Set 2012, 1) 1/4 Sovereign - PR70 Deep Cameo PCGS, KM 1205. 1.67 g; 2) 1/2 Sovereign - PR70 Deep Cameo PCGS, KM 1206. 3.99 g; 3) Sovereign - PR70 Deep Cameo PCGS, KM 1207. 6.67 g; 4) 2 Pound - PR70 Deep Cameo PCGS, KM 1208. 14.63 g; An attractive set of this single-year design type. AGW .951 Oz." The Royal mint interrupted its issued of gold two pounds with the Pistrucci reverse (KM 1072.1) for this type featuring a modernistic reverse of St. George spearing the dragon. It must have offended the traditionalists as the old type was resumed in 2013. Other two pound coins issued in 2012 included KM 994a.1, KM 1224 and KM 1244.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 15.97 g, .917 fine gold, 28.4 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM-1208.

Source:

  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date, 11th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, and Warren Tucker, Heritage Signature Auction 3035, World and Ancient Coins, featuring the FoxLair Collection and the Law Collection, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2014.

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