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Victoria 5 pound proof tops auction

The present love affair with British 5 pound and 5 guinea gold coins continues unabated.

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One coin stood head and shoulders above the rest of the field in Spink’s main March sale in London. Queen Victoria ruled them all with a splendid Veiled Head proof £5 of 1893 (KM-787; S-3872). Professional Coin Grading Service liked it. They had awarded it a PR63DCAM grade.

On an estimate of £20,000-£25,000, it galloped away to realize $52,920 [£37,800] (British pound valued at $1.40).

Full catalog details and prices realized are available from A premium of 20 percent has been included.

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