We have always liked the commemorative crowns of New Zealand or rather the early commemorative crowns, when they made 3 of them. Between 1935, when they first had their own coinage, and the Queen’s Coronation in 1953 they only made three commemorative crowns. Here we present the 1940 Centennial Halfcrown.. It was a wonderful time when commemorative coins were few but important...
This is the middle type of coinage struck for Queen Victoria. It was only
issued from 1887-1892 and was first issued for her Golden Jubilee. Thus
this coinage became known as Queen Victoria Jubilee Head coins.
The coin on offer is the Halfcrown or Two Shillings and Sixpence. You have
the Jubilee Head of Queen Victoria on one side and a shield in a Garter with
in an ornate circle of medals. The coins are struck in Sterling Silver (925 fine).
Dates will be of our choice but will be in Fine condition. The more you order
the more different dates we will try and give you. In 1887, a Halfcrown was a
lot of money; today they are more reasonably priced.
In the long reign of Queen Victoria there were three main designs used, we have selected the last two, the Jubilee Head and the Old or Widow Head coinage to offer you. Here we are offering the Jubilee Head Halfcrown in Very Good.
Dates will be of our choice depending on what we have in stock when the order comes in. But as always fair grading and priced to make them attractive.
In 1887 Queen Victoria finally allowed her portrait on the coinage to be changed. It was 50 years that she kept her Young Head portrait on the coins. The Halfcrown or Two Shillings and Sixpence was perhaps the most used large silver coin at the time. Because of course, a Halfcrown was a lot of money then.
You have the Queen on the obverse with that silly little crown placed on her head. She hated
it because it looked like a toy rather than the real thing. The reverse has a crowned coat of arms
within a garter of roses.
These Halfcrowns are struck in Sterling Silver and we have them in two grades. Dates will be of our choice, but they were only made from 1887-1892.