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Price check on A British 1951 cupro-nickel Crown (Five Shillings)

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I have a British 1951 cupro-nickel Crown (Five Shillings)(George VI) - Festival of Britain (Matt Proof FDC), uncirculated and in absolute mint condition, i was wondering if anyone knew the price range of this coin.

 

Thank you

British 1951 cupro-nickel Crown (Five Shillings)(George VI) .jpg

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These are reputedly as rare as hen's teeth with a supposed population of 1 or 2.

If genuine, book price is around $4,000, but auction would be the better option.

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There does exist a frosted finish VIP presentation coin, again limited to around 30, but I've not seen one for sale for many years.

From memory one reached around $AUS 3,000 six or seven years ago.

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Is the pictured piece a proof though? This coin was issued specially struck and sold in individual cardboard boxes, so all of the UNCs have a very nice proof-like appearance to them. The pictured piece appears to have a brilliant finish rather than matte, suggesting that it is one of the regular "uncirculated" issues, value £15 or so.

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Thank you for your replies bagerap and ccg.

 

ccg the coin is placed in an original box. If i were to place this coin into an auction where would be the best place to do so?

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I've seen the uncirculated issues come in both red and green colored cardboard boxes. It usually adds a small premium, but not much - I've seen both types offered (coin+original box) for retail sale at $25.

 

What does your packaging look like?

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Pieces like this, as it appears to be in a modern plastic case rather than the original, tend to fetch around GBP£5-£10.

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They also come in a purple box.

They are proof's.

I have handled many over the years and never paid more than £3 or £4 each.

 

There is a frosted version and a sandblasted version which are very rare.I do believe the location of all these pieces is known to the market.

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