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


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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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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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