Great Britain 1905 sovereign

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Ponterio sale 176, lot 20418
photo courtesy Stack's-Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 20418 in Ponterio sale 176 (Chicago, August 2013), where it sold for $1,998. The catalog description[1] noted, "GREAT BRITAIN. Edward VII, 1901-1910. Sovereign, 1905. NGC MS-63. Bare head right. Rv. Pistrucci’s St. George and the Dragon, date below. An example that is blazing, fresh, and perfect for the type. Ex: Windsor, 1971." This type was struck 1902-10 in considerable numbers and is the only sovereign for Edward VII.

Recorded mintage: 5,910,000.

Specification: 7.98 g, .917 fine gold.

Catalog reference: Fr-400; S-3969; KM-806.


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  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, and Bruce Roland Hagen, Ponterio sale 176: The Thos. H. Law Collection of English Gold Coins, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2013.

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