Victoria, Silver Crown Very Good, 1896

There is nothing special about 1896, except perhaps it was the year before Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee. It was the largest silver coin issued at the time, the Crown or 5 Shilling Piece. You have the Old Head of Queen Victoria on the obverse and St. George and the Dragon on the reverse. These large (38mm) coins were struck in Sterling Silver, which means 925 parts of pure silver per 1000 parts. The coins on offer are in Very Good or better condition and are some of the last coins ever struck for this long-serving Monarch. They are now 121 years old and classified as an antique.
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Victoria, Jubilee Crown Very Good/Fine, 1889

This Sterling Silver Crown of Queen Victoria still had the Jubilee Head of Victoria on it. It was also the largest silver coin issued at the time. Robert Cecil, Marquis of Salisbury was our Prime Minister. Birmingham had been granted status as a city and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds was founded. Preston North End won the FA Cup and Charlie Chaplin was born. This Crown or 5 Shilling piece was a considerable amount of money at the time, it was Sterling Silver and our largest non gold coin. Victoria is on one side with her hair done up in a bun for the Jubilee and the reverse had St. George slaying the dragon. 1889 is not the easiest date to find of the series and all the coins on offer are in Very Good/Fine condition. Which considering they are now 128 years old is quite fantastic.