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Coin - Crown, Queen Victoria, Great Britain, 1900 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 29158

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

A crown is a 5 shillings coin. Struck as part of a new coinage introduced for the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria, 1837-1893. The coins all shared a new obverse of the Queen known as the veiled head.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Robert Edwards - Museum of Victoria, 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 39 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 29.136 g (Weight)

More information

Themes this item is part of: Royal Mint, London, HM Queen Victoria (1819-1901), Royal Mint, Tower Hill, 1809-1975, Early History of London Mints, to 1300, The Royal Mint, George William De Saulles, Medallist (1862-1903), George William de Saulles, Sculptor, Designer & Engraver (1862-1903), Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Great Britain
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
DateEra: 1900 AD
Denomination: Crown (5 Shillings)
Obverse Description: Crowned bust of the Queen facing left wearing veil over back of crown, ribbon and star of the Garter, pearl necklet with pendant and pearl earring; around, VICTORIA. DEI. GRA. BRITT. REGINA. FID. DEF. IND. IMP.; in field below bust the artist's initials, T.B. (Thomas Brock)
Reverse Description: St George on horseback advancing to right wearing a helmet and cape and holding a sword; below horse, fallen dragon with lance in its side; below exergue line at right the artist's initials B.P. (Benedetto Pistrucci); in exergue, 1900.
Edge Description: In raised letters, DECUS ET TUTAMEN ANNO REGNI LXIV
Shape: Round
Material: Silver
Issued By: HM Queen Victoria, England, Great Britain, 1900
Mint: Royal Mint, London, London, England, Great Britain, 1900
Artist: George de Saulles - Royal Mint, London
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Philip Skingley - Spink & Sons Ltd., Coins of England and the United Kingdom, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 2007, Spink 3937 Pages

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