Great Britain 1935 crown

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Ponterio sale 150, lot 9428

This coin was lot 9428 in Ponterio sale 150 (Los Angeles, August 2009), where it sold for $718.75. The catalog description[1] noted, "GREAT BRITAIN. Crown, 1935. Raised edge lettering. Toned PROOF." The type was struck in 1935 for the silver jubilee of George V's reign. The regular issue crowns of 1927-36 were minted in very small numbers and are rare today. Sterling silver (.925 fine) coinage ceased in 1919.

Recorded mintage: 715,000 (all varieties) with 2,500 proofs.

Specification: 28.27 g, .500 fine silver, .454 troy oz ASW, 38.5 mm diameter, designed by Bertram MacKennal and Percy Metcalfe.

Catalog reference: S-4050; KM 842a, Dav-111.


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