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.
There is only one type issued in this year, with cinquefoil stops on edge. Spink reference number 3882. (ESC 282, Bull 2564).
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. Our EF specimen is superb.
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.
The edge is inscribed in incuse lettering, with cinquefoil separators:
DECUS ET TUTAMEN ANNO REGNI VIII
The VIII refers to the 8th year of Victoria's reign.
The obverse shows a young portrait of Queen Victoria at 18 years of age, her hair arranged into a loose bun or pony tail:
VICTORIA DEI GRATIA 1845
The reverse design is a crowned quartered shield in a laurel wreath. The quarters contain the arms of England, Scotland and Ireland. Beneath is a thistle, rose and shamrock.
The reverse legend reads:
BRITANNIARUM REGINA FID DEF
|Silver Weight Troy Ounces||0.168|
|Fineness / Carat||0.925 Sterling|
|Obverse Designer||William Wyon|
|Reverse Designer||Jean Baptiste Merlen|
|Issuing Monarch||Victoria (1837-1901)|
|Mint / Brand||The Royal Mint|
|Obverse Grade||Reverse Grade||Price||Availability|
|Fine||gFine||£100.00||Out Of Stock|
|10 May 2019||Fine||gFine||£100.00|
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