This shilling was issued in 1880 during the reign of Queen Victoria. It is without die numbers. Die cracks and clashed dies are visible under magnification which makes this coin a talking point for collectors.
Other variations of shillings issued for this year include two proof versions; plain and milled edge.
The die cracks can be seen on the obverse of the coin across "VICTORIA".
This coin has been graded by London Coin Grading Services as CGS 82. This is the equivalent to MS 64-65.
This shilling is in coin alignment.
Spink Reference - 3907.
The obverse shows the young head portrait of Victoria facing left. This portrait is the fourth portrait in the young head series (type A7). Victoria starts to show older features. The legend reads "VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITANNIAR REG FID".
On the reverse is the denomination in letter, "ONE SHILLING", with line below. This line is slightly longer than previous years. The denomination is surrounded by a wreath and a crown is visible at the top of the coin. The date is below the wreath.
There is no die number like on previous dated young head shillings.
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