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1902 Five Pound values



The Royal Mint issued five pound pieces in 1902 in proof and for circulation. Both versions of this coin are widely collected, but unlike most years where a proof version exists, the circulation strike is actually rarer than the proof. While 35,000 five pound coins were struck for circulation, 27,000 were melted, leaving behind a mere 8,000 pieces. Being circulation coins, some were spent, mounted, or otherwise lost, so the number existing in high grade (MS62 or better) is low. Meanwhile, the mint made 8,066 proof examples and most of these were put aside by collectors and preserved in sets, so large numbers are still available on the market today.

In fact, checking the PCGS population report reveals the following statistics. (Data pulled on the 15th September 2018):

1902 Five Pound value

 1902 Proof Five Pound

A 1902 proof £5 in proof, above, and in Mint State, below.

1902 UNC Five Pound

Popular PCGS and NGC-graded Coins

  1. 1884 Sydney Shield Reverse Sovereign

    A great price for a mint state shield so...

    PCGS MS62
    certification
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    Looks superior to PR64; at the higher en...

    PCGS PR64
    certification
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  4. 1980 Proof Half Sovereign

    Equal-finest graded by PCGS (9/19).

    PCGS PR69DCAM
    certification
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  5. 1880 Sydney Shield Reverse Sovereign Inverted A

    A scarce and popular sovereign variety.

    PCGS AU50
    certification
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