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Great Britain 1887 Currency Set Gold £5 to Silver 3d

PRICE: 5.500,00 €
Code: 6825
Condition: Uncirculated (UNC)

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Queen Victoria Jubilee bust. Gold Five Pounds to Silver 3d, 11 coins. Gold UNC with attractive red hues, Silver aUNC with superb matching colours. Housed in a contemporary maroon Goldsmiths case.

 

 

"Sometimes called Specimen sets, these are not  official Royal Mint sets contrary to what many people believe. The new Jubilee bust of the Queen was extremely popular in the population but the Proof sets of the year (of which only 780 were struck) were very expensive for the average working class. To satisfy the demand, Goldsmiths took coins from circulation generally UNC and placed them in purpose made cases of various shapes and sizes usually with their business logos. These were sold to the public at a fraction of the price of the RM Proof sets. Sets surviving today in a pristine condition as the above command a substantial premium as they still fulfil the purpose for which they were made in the first place. A 1887 RM Proof set in the original box will cost 4-5 times as much".

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