Liberia 1972-B 25 dollars
This specimen was lot 2385 in Goldberg sale 91 (Los Angeles, June 2016), where it sold for $822.50. The catalog description noted, "Liberia. 25 Dollars, 1972 PCGS Proof 63. President Tolbert. Reverse: Providence Island. Sesquicentennial - Founding of Liberia. PCGS graded Proof 63." This type was struck to honor president Tolbert (1895-1971, ruled 1944-71). In the last twenty years, Liberia has fallen into the clutches of the private minters, who have issued such Liberian themed commemoratives as Star Trek (KM 128), Babe Ruth (KM 131) and Princess Diana (KM 464).
Recorded mintage: 3,000 proofs.
Specification: 0.6745 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: Fr-11; KM-28.
- 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.
- Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, John Lavender, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 91: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2016.