Jersey 1986 pound KM-68
This specimen was lot 50223 in Ponterio sale 168 (Philadelphia, August 2012), where it sold for $881. The catalog description noted, "JERSEY. Pound, 1986. NGC PROOF-69 ULTRA CAMEO. Arms of St. Peter Parish. Mintage of 250 pieces. From the Paul Harwell Collection." Jersey, one of the Channel Islands, has been a British dependency since Plantagenet times yet possesses a distinct coinage. Until 1877, it took thirteen pence to make a shilling instead of the usual twelve. Today, coinage struck for Jersey is actually intended for sale to collectors, as this example shows.
Recorded mintage: 10,000 in nickel brass, 2,500 in silver and 250 in gold (shown here).
Specification: gold proof: 19.65 g, .917 fine gold, .579 troy oz AGW, 22.5 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: Fr-13; KM-68b.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- 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.
- Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 168: The Official ANA Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2012.