Great Britain 2005 5 pounds KM-1054

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from the Stack's Bowers 2019 NYINC sale, lot 40389
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This specimen was lot 40389 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2019), where it sold for $1,800. The catalog description[1] noted, "GREAT BRITAIN. 5 Pounds, 2005. NGC PROOF-69 ULTRA CAMEO. Commemorating the 200th Anniversary of the death of Horatio Nelson with a mintage of 1,760 pieces. Impressively preserved with a bold cameo appearance." The catalog listing, specification and mintages reported below are complicated by the multiple formats of issue. The mintage reported for the copper-nickel version includes KM 1053, also issued in 2005.

Recorded mintage: copper-nickel: 1,075,516 + 40,563 proofs; silver: 12,852; gold: 1,700.

Specification: 39.94 g, .917 fine gold.

Catalog reference: gold: Fr-485; S-4560; KM-1054b. copper-nickel: KM 1054; silver: KM 1054a.

Source:

  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date, 13th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2018.
  • Skingley, Philip, ed., Standard Catalogue of British Coins: Coins of England & the United Kingdom, 46th edition, London: Spink & Son, 2011.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio, Matt Orsini and Cris Chatigny, The January 2019 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2018.

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