999 Silver Legal Tender Coin 1986 St. Helena & Ascension Island 25 Pounds PROOF. Own a part of coin bullion and world coin history!Tied for Title: Worlds 1. Nce Silver Legal Tender Coin, this is o. Ne of the three first 5 ounce coins issued in 1986. 1986 was the first year that any nation minted a 5 ounce silver coin and three did so that year.
This 25 pounds denomination from St. Helena and Ascension Island commemorates that nations Napoleonic connection. A photocopy of an original COA is included. The Certificate of Authenticity describes the coin as weighing 5 ounces with a triple nines fineness. Only 15,000 were minted by the Royal Mint, UK.It will come with an archival safe clear sleeve, a photocopy of the COA, and a clear envelope holder. The price has been lowered for this special coin due to a small amount of rim damage (see photos) and light contact marks to the left of the Queens image. Damage like this does not play as significant a role in value as it would if this coin were common.
Happily, it has a low mintage and a fascinating history. Background: According to an article that appeared recently in a major numismatic magazine, (an article you may be able to find online if you Google) the title of Worlds first five ounce silver legal tender coin belongs to the 1986 coins of three different nations, China, St.Helena and Ascension Island, and Western Samoa (now called Samoa). There were 5 ounce silver medals, fantasy coins and medallic coinage made prior to 1986, and coins weighing almost 5 ounces, but the first true full 5 ounce legal tender coins debuted no earlier than 1986. Helena and Ascension 25 pounds made by the Royal Mint in the UK has a mintage of 15,000. Of course, there is no way to know how many of these were melted during the last few spikes in silver prices. As of this writing, I have one of these listed in my store. The Chinese 50 yuan made by the Chinese Mint is rare in pristine condition both because mintage was only 3,000 pieces and because the original packaging has created a lot of PVC contamination among those coins that were stored in that packaging.
Since 1986, more than 2 dozen nations have authorized 5 ounce legal tender coins, including the USA, and the popularity of these issues continues to grow. Many Slabs in my Store. Some of these issues are scarce or are key dates so it worth the minute it takes to check out the US and World Coin and Medal sections of my store. This is a golden opportunity to add some real beauties to your collection for bargain prices.Ask me for your special invoice BEFORE you pay. Allergy Note: All lots come from a smoke free and cat free home but pre-owned items may have originated in different conditions.
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Helena & Ascension 25P PROOF" is in sale since Sunday, March 12, 2017. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Bullion\Silver\Coins".
The seller is "coin3rdgen" and is located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. This item can be shipped to United States. Helena