• 1847 Victoria Gothic Silver Crown Reverse
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1847 Victoria Gothic Silver Crown

Crowns featuring the very beautiful gothic style design were struck in only two years. Our specimens are dated MDCCCLXVII for 1847. The only other date issued was 1853, solely as a proof edition. This coin type is therefore a key component for any British type collector. Even circulated examples are scarce and command a premium price. Our specimen, illustrated, is in excellent condition.

It is clear that few of these coins ever circulated, and it is likely that it was not issued with the intention that it should be used as a circulating coin, but as a test piece to gauge public reaction to the design of the proposed gothic design florin which was issued from 1851 to 1887. Because of the larger format of the crown, it is easier to appreciate the engraver's skill.

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

From £5,750.00

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Edge

The edge is inscribed in raised lower case gothic style lettering, with roses and crown separators: 

(crown) decus (rose) et (rose) tutamen (crown) anno (rose) regni (rose) undecimo

Obverse

Large bust of Queen Victoria, crowned, and with a long hair braid, wearing a dress richly embroidered with roses, shamrocks and thistles. The engraver's initials W.W. for William Wyon, are incuse on the truncation below the shoulder. 

The obverse inscription appears in gothic style script, in upper and lower case. This in itself is quite unusual, in that most coin inscriptions are in upper case (capitals) only. 

VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITANNIAR REG F D

Reverse

Crowned cruciform shields bearing three lions passant for England, lion rampant for Scotland, and harp for Ireland. In the angles are roses, a shamrock and a thistle. In the centre, the Order of the Garter, bearing the inscription "HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE". All contained within a tressured circular panel. 

The reverse design was also by William Wyon, whose initials appear incuse on the circle at either side of the topmost crown. 

The reverse legend is also in lower case gothic style script: 

TUEATUR UNITA DEUS ANNO DOM MDCCCXLVII

Delivery

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 £9. 

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.

 

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

 

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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 < £1000 there is no additional fee

Orders > £1000 we charge a fee in order to cover the increasing costs of insurance. For every £1000 we apply a £1 fee. 

 

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