Jamaica 1978 250 dollars

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from Stack's Bowers 2017 NYINC sale, lot 3100
photo courtesy Stack's-Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 3100 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2017), where it sold for $1,938.75. The catalog description[1] noted, "JAMAICA. 250 Dollars, 1978. NGC PROOF-69 ULTRA CAMEO. 25th anniversary of Elizabeth II's coronation commemorative. Liquid mirror fields with devices showing no breaks or flecks in the frosting. One small smudge just behind head and under close magnified scrutiny some tiny copper spots can be found."

Recorded mintage: 3,005.

Specification: 43.22 g, .900 fine gold, 1.242 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-9; KM-78.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, The January 2017 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, featuring the Richard Stuart Collection, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2016.

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