The 1847 Silver Crown was issued as two portraits, the Gothic portrait and the Victoria Young Head portrait.
We tend to see the young head crowns in worn condiiton as they were used for everyday circulation, but on the odd occassion we do see higher grades.
The pictures shown may not be the coin you receive.
The obverse shows a young portrait of Queen Victoria at 18 years of age, her hair arranged into a loose bun or pony tail, designed by William Wyon. At the next on the truncation is the signature "W.Wyon R.A".
VICTORIA DEI GRATIA 1847
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
The edge is inscribed in incuse lettering, with cinquefoil separators and shows the regal year in roman numerals:
DECUS ET TUTAMEN ANNO REGNI XI
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