Victoria, Shilling Extremely Fine, 1887
Queen Victoria came to the throne in 1837 and in 1838 they issued her first coinage. Because
she was so young when she became Queen, this new coinage became known as Young
Head Coins. In 1887 when she celebrated her Gold Jubilee, she finally allowed her portrait to be
changed on the coins, this new portrait became known as the Jubilee Head Coinage. It only lasted
from 1887 until 1892 when it was again changed.
We have spent years accumulating enough 1887 Jubilee Head coins in high grades to offer
them to you. All are struck in Sterling Silver and all are dated 1887 the first year of this new
coinage. For years collectors have assumed that these coins are common. But in fact in the higher
grades these coins have become very difficult to find. Prices while they have risen are still
very affordable, especially when you think that they are 131 years old. On offer here is a Victoria 1887 shilling in extremely fine grade.