• 1844 Victoria Young Head Silver Graded Crown Reverse
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1844 Victoria Young Head Silver Crown

This 1844 silver crown features the young head design of Queen Victoria. Coins bearing this obverse were only issued in 1844, 1845 and 1847, making this incredibly collectable. 

Crowns were in everyday circulation, and the young head crown is fairly common in worn condition, but difficult to obtain in higher grades of preservation. 

For the 1844 crown there are several types which can be found in More Info.

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Photographs shown may not be the actual coin and may differ in terms of grade, die numbers, design flaws and other minor details. Contact us if you require a photograph prior to purchase.

from £375.00

(Special Scheme Inc. VAT)

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There a four different types of the 1844 crown. The drop down "style" option above can be selected for the one you wish to purchase.

1. Star stops, extra square of metal at tip of ponytail (unfinished die)

2. Star stops

3. Cinquefoil stops

4. Mistruck edge lettering

Edge

The edge is inscribed in incuse lettering, with star separators: 

DECUS ET TUTAMEN ANNO REGNI VIII

The Latin numerals refer to the year of Victoria's reign:
VII = 7

Obverse

The Victoria Young Head obverse was designed by William Wyon, and bears the raised signature W. Wyon R. A. at the neck on the truncation. It was the first of three major portrait types of Victoria's reign, and was used on the first coins of Victoria in 1838 until 1887 inclusive, although on the crown, it was only issued in the few years mentioned above. 

The obverse shows a young portrait of Queen Victoria at 18 years of age, her hair arranged into a loose bun or pony tail. 

The obverse legend reads;

VICTORIA DEI GRATIA 1844

Reverse

The reverse design is a crowned quartered shield in a laurel wreath. It was designed by Jean Baptiste Merlen. The quarters of the shield contain the arms of England, Scotland and Ireland. Beneath is a thistle, rose and shamrock. 

The reverse legend reads:

BRITANNIARUM REGINA FID DEF

Specification

Diameter 38.61mm
Weight 28.28g
Fineness 925 Sterling Silver
Obverse William Wyon
Reverse Jean Baptiste Merlen 
Price List
ObverseReversePriceAvailability
VFVF£1,475.00Out of Stock
aVFgFine£375.00Out of Stock
Sold Prices
Date Obverse Reverse Price
13 August 2019 aVF gFine £375.00
11 September 2019 aVF gFine £375.00
Terms & Delivery

Terms of Sale - Key Points

You can find more information on payment and identification requirements.

Bullion coins are provided as is and on occasion may have some minor scratches or edge knocks. These are not regarded as faulty or damaged goods as their gold content and value as a bullion coin is not affected. Any coin sold for a value less than a 180% intrinsic is considered a bullion coin.

Gold investment products are VAT free. Silver investment products are inclusive of VAT at the current rate unless otherwise stated.

All investment products are based on the live precious metal price. Prices will be fixed once the item has been added to the basket and recalculates just before checking out. 

If your product is not a graded coin and is considered a bullion item it should be noted that these are bought and sold on low premiums over their precious metal content and not solely for aesthetic purposes, therefore some products may have edge knocks and/or marks. These edge knocks and marks do not alter the specifications of the coins.

Please note that all investment products are exempt from the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 and therefore customers do not have the right to cancel their order once the order has been accepted. If customers no longer wish to go ahead with their investment purchase, there is an option to sell the products back to Chard (1964) Ltd instead. View our current buy back prices.

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Delivery Information

We aim to dispatch orders within 48 hours of receiving cleared funds. Our standard delivery methods are as follows

Orders over £60 - Fully Insured Delivery.

  • Within the UK and BFPO - Next day fully insured and tracked. Delivery starts from £6. 
  • International - Royal Mail International Signed / Royal Mail International Tracked / Royal Mail International Tracked and Signed For. Items sent via this method will normally arrive between 3-7 working days. Delivery starts from £15.

Orders under £60

  • Within the UK and BFPO - Royal Mail 2nd Class. Your order will normally arrive within 2-3 working days. Delivery starts from £3.50.
  • International - Royal Mail International Standard. Your order will normally arrive between 3-7 working days. Delivery starts from £6.

If you wish to have your order sent by an alternative method (e.g., Saturday Guaranteed) please contact +441253343081 for more information. Please note, we will not dispatch high value orders over a bank holiday weekend.

For international delivery, please check with your local customs office for more information on custom duty and taxes.

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Postal Insurance

We offer fully insured delivery on all special delivery options. We do need to pass on the cost of this insurance as it soon adds up shipping high value gold and silver products. 

  • Orders < £1500 there is no additional fee
  • Orders > £1500 we charge a fee in order to cover the increasing costs of insurance. For every £1500 we apply a £1 fee. 

If you require any assistance please do not hesitate to call the showroom on +441253343081 and one of our team can discuss your purchase.