GREAT BRITAIN. Victoria, 1837-1901. Gold 5 Pounds 1887, London. Proof. 39.94 g. Mintage 797. S-3864. Although displaying hairlines in line with the grade, this five pound has a nice cameo effect which gives it the appeal you expect in a proof coin. With only 797 pieces minted and most of them gone by now, the 1887 five pound coin has become one of the most iconic of British coins, struck at the height of the British Empire. The market price of these rare coins has soared with several examples selling for over £50,000 in 2017. This is a chance to acquire a Mint State example at a fraction of the cost, but also the serious collector's chance to own a piece of Victorian Britain. In US plastic holder, graded PCGS PR60 DCAM, certification number 83889723.
|Price realized||8'000 GBP|
|Starting price||8'000 GBP|