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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. 1901 Perth Sovereign

    A scarcer early Perth date, ideal for co...

    PCGS MS62
    AUD $850
  2. 1952 Florin

    Equal-third finest graded by PCGS (12/19...

    PCGS MS64
    AUD $350
  3. 1906 Perth Sovereign

    A somewhat harder date.

    PCGS MS61
  4. AUD $750
  5. 1885 Mohur

    Mintage of 15,000 pieces only. RARE in t...

    PCGS MS62
    AUD $6,950