1897 large bronze medal. Uncirculated. In 1897 Queen Victoria celebrated 60 years as our Queen. The Royal Mint issued a large sized bronze medallion with the Young Head portrait of the Queen on one side and the Old Head portrait of the Queen on the other side. Queen Victoria was our longest serving Monarch, beating King George III. Last year our own Queen, Elizabeth II, beat Queen Victoria’s record, long may she reign.
I bought a nice group of these large sized bronze, Royal Mint medallions in their original red leather cases of issue. Today it might well cost £40-£50 just to hand make these cases. But I am including it with the Uncirculated bronze medallion and selling it at a special price. If you don’t think it is special, look around at antique fairs and see how much they are asking for similar pieces. You get the Uncirculated 1897 Official Queen Victoria bronze medallion in the Official handmade red leather case for just £110. Today this handsome piece is 120 years old and quite a beautiful medal.