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.
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, that means 925 parts 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.
Victoria, 1900, Old Head Crown. Very Good Condition. There are three main types of Queen Victoria Sterling Silver Crowns, Young Head, Jubilee Head and Old Head. It is the last type of Queen Victoria Silver Crown that we are now offering you. It is much more difficult to find than the Jubilee Head type. The Old Head design was used from 1893-1900, after which time Queen Victoria died and her son Edward VII took
over. All these Crowns are 38mm in diameter, struck in Sterling Silver (925 fine) are in Very Good or better condition and are dated 1900.
Iknow it sounds strange, what with the Royal Mint issuing commemorative coins
almost daily, but the first commemorative coin for this country was the 1935
Crown. It was issued to honour the Silver Jubilee of King George V 1910-1935. There
were no other commemorative coins for this country before the 1935 Crown, although
we still don’t know about the Gothic Crown.
It has a rather unusual rendition of St. George slaying the dragon and we were the first
people to say it looked like a rocking horse. From then it rapidly became known as
‘The Rocking Horse Crown’. You must remember that this country was in depression
as was the rest of the world, so a Crown or Five Shilling piece was a lot of money at
We have some nice Extremely Fine examples of this first ever British commemorative
Crown to offer you. Extremely Fine is a very high grade and considering the
coin is now 83 years old, we think it is a winner.