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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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
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
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
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
|Fineness||925 Sterling Silver|
|Reverse||Jean Baptiste Merlen|
|13 August 2019||aVF||gFine||£375.00|
|11 September 2019||aVF||gFine||£375.00|
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