Queen Victoria finally allowed the design of her coinage to be changed after 50
years. We suppose a 67 year old woman does look a little different from a 17 year
old girl. Never-the-less in 1887 to celebrate her Golden Jubilee she allowed a new
portrait to be used on her coinage, this of course, became known as the Jubilee
The Half Crown with this Jubilee Head design was only issued from 1887 until
1892, when the design was changed again. The Queen hated this Jubilee Head
design because it showed her with a tiny crown on her head, almost like a toy.
The coins were struck in Sterling Silver and personally, we think the design is rather attractive. This product comes in 'very fine' condition.
Dates will be of our choice and to be honest, most of the coins on offer are the
first year of issue (1887), because that is the most available date of the series. Nice
high grade coins at prices that won’t hurt your pocket and remember that these
coins are now 125 years old!
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.