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Proof Coin - Crown, Queen Victoria, Great Britain, 1839 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 1031

Summary:
Silver proof coin; Denomination: Crown
Royal Mint, London
Queen Victoria (1837-1901)

A crown is a 5 shilling coin
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 38 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 28.168 g (Weight)

More information

Tagged with: 12235, 1880
Themes this item is part of: Royal Mint, London, HM Queen Victoria (1819-1901), William Wyon, Medallist & Engraver (1795-1851), Royal Mint, Tower Hill, 1809-1975, Early History of London Mints, to 1300, William Wyon, Medallist (1795-1851), The Royal Mint, Alfred Chitty Collection, Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Great Britain
Tertiary Classification: proof strikes
Series: proof
DateEra: 1839 AD
Denomination: Crown (5 Shillings)
Obverse Description: Head of the Queen facing left wearing ribbon in hair; in small letters on neck truncation the artist's name W. WYON R.A.; around, VICTORIA DEI GRATIA; below, 1839 (double struck)
Reverse Description: Within an open laurel wreath, crowned shield quartered with the sarms of England (1 & 4), Scotland (2) and Ireland (3); around, BRITANNIARUM REGINA FID: DEF:; below, a rose, thistle and shamrock united.
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Silver
Issued By: HM Queen Victoria, England, Great Britain
Mint: Royal Mint, London
Artist: William Wyon - Royal Mint, London
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Philip Skingley - Spink & Sons Ltd., Coins of England and the United Kingdom, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 2007, Spink 3882 Pages

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