Great Britain 2005 gold pound

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Ponterio sale 152, lot 7158
photo courtesy Ponterio & Associates

This specimen was lot 7158 in Ponterio sale 152 (New York, January 2010), where it sold for $606.05. The catalog description[1] noted, "GREAT BRITAIN. Pound, 2005. In case of issue with certificate. GEM BRILLIANT PROOF." This one pound piece was issued to commemorate the construction of the Menai suspension bridge in Wales. The circulation issue was in nickel-brass while collector pieces were issued in gold and silver and priced accordingly. Note that the specification does not match that of the traditional gold sovereign, theoretically also a one pound coin.

Recorded mintage: 1,500 in gold, 15,000 in silver, 70,763,000 in nickel-brass.

Specification: 19.62 g, .917 fine gold, .578 troy oz AGW, 22.5 mm diameter, edge lettered PLEIDOL WYF I'M GWLAD, designed by Ian Rank-Broadley.

Catalog reference: Fr-488; KM-1051b.


  • 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, and Kent Ponterio, Ponterio sale 152: The 2010 NYINC Auction, Irvine, CA: Bowers and Merena, 2009.

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