There were three main obverse types of Queen Victoria plus the gothic type used only on the crowns and florins. The first of these is now generally known as the "Young Head". It was used with slight modifications from the first of Victoria's coins in 1838 until 1887, and even as late as 1895 on some bronze coins.
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The earlier young head design featured higher relief and fine workmanship, and was used on halfcrowns until 1853. From 1874 until 1887, the relief was lower and the workmanship was not quite as fine.
The obverse of the silver half crown features the young head portrait of Queen Victoria designed by William Wyon.
The surrounding engraving states:
"VICTORIA DEI GRATIA 1883"
The Reverse shows the Crowned Shield Design, with the ledgend reading:
"BRITANNIARUM REGINA FID DEF"
|Gold Weight Troy Ounces||0|
|Silver Weight Troy Ounces||0.454|
|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|
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Bullion coins are provided as is and on occasion may have some minor scratches or edge knocks. These are not regarded as faulty or damaged goods as their precious metal content and value as a bullion coin is not affected. Any coin sold for a value less than a 180% intrinsic is considered a bullion coin.
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If your product is not a graded coin and is considered a bullion item it should be noted that these are bought and sold on low premiums over their precious metal content and not solely for aesthetic purposes, therefore some products may have edge knocks and/or marks. These edge knocks and marks do not alter the specifications of the coins.
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