Jersey 1972 5 pounds

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Stack's Bowers 2015 NYINC sale, part of lot 1235
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This specimen was part of lot 1235 in Stacks-Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2015), which sold for $1,762.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "JERSEY. Partial Nine Piece Proof Set, 1972. 8 pieces in set. Includes: 50 Pence to 50 Pounds, lacking the silver Pound coin. The rest of the set is complete and untouched. Some toning is present from long term storage in the original plush case of issue." This set commemorated the twenty-fifth anniversary of the marriage of prince Philip and queen Elizabeth. The reverse features a garden shrew.

Recorded mintage: 8,500 plus 1,500 proofs.

Specification: 2.62 g, 0.917 fine gold, .076 oz AGW.

Catalog reference: KM 39, KM-PS6 (set).

Source:

  • 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.
  • Skingley, Philip, ed., Standard Catalogue of British Coins: Coins of Scotland, Ireland and the Islands (Jersey, Guernsey, Man & Lundy), Pre-Decimal Issues, 2nd edition, London: Spink & Son, 2003.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, The January 2015 NYINC Auction: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Featuring the John W. Adams and Ray Czabor Collections, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2014.

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