Gibraltar 1989 2 sovereigns
This specimen was lot 40277 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2019), where it sold for $2,640. The catalog description noted, "GIBRALTAR. 2 Sovereign, 1989. NGC PROOF-70 ULTRA CAMEO. Una and the Lion issue. Visibly flawless with a strong cameo appearance and no haze, tone or spots over the surfaces. Extremely collectible as a type due to its classic theme and sure to be highly sought in this ultimate grade." The semi-autonomous colony of Gibraltar has been captured by the Pobjoy Mint and used as a conduit for the issue of hundreds of NCLT on serious and frivolous topics.
Recorded mintage: 1,989 proofs.
Specification: 15.94 g, .917 fine gold.
Catalog reference: Fr-B2; KM-29.
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- Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 9th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2017.
- 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.