• 1893 Victoria Old Head Silver Crown Obverse
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  • 1893 Victoria Old Head Silver Crown Obverse
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1893 Victoria Old Head Silver Crown

The 1893 crown is the first crown to be issued with the Old Head portrait.

There are two different edge inscriptions of this year crown, one with the regal year LVI and the other with the regal year LVII.

The regal year will show under style, once a grade has been chosen.

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.

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The Veiled or Old Head Design - Queen Victoria

The Victoria Old Head obverse design was used on crowns from 1893 until 1900 . It was the third major portrait type of Victoria's reign. Called by some the widow head, this is not particularly accurate as Prince Albert had died in 1861, and the old head was not used until 1893. It is also frequently and accurately known as the veiled head.

Obverse

Older, veiled portrait of Queen Victoria, crowned, facing left. The engraver's initials T.B. appear raised beneath the head.

VICTORIA DEI GRA BRITT REGINA FID DEF IND IMP

Reverse

The reverse features Benedetto Pistrucci's magnificent design of St. George on horseback slaying the dragon, first used on gold sovereigns of George III in 1817. The initials B.P. appear in the exergue to the right of the date.

There is no legend on the reverse, apart from the date in the exergue.

Edge

The edge is inscribed in raised lettering, with six pointed stars as separators:

DECUS ET TUTAMEN ANNO REGNI

Followed by the regnal date in Roman numerals. For every year, there are two different regnal years on the edge, coins issued in the first half of each year bearing LVI, and in the second half of the year, LVII.

Specification

MetalSilver
Silver Weight Troy Ounces0.841
Fineness / Carat0.925 Sterling Silver
Spink Reference3937
Obverse DesignerThomas Brock
Reverse DesignerBenedetto Pistrucci
Issuing Monarch Victoria (1837-1901)
CountryUnited Kingdom
Price List
ObverseReversePriceAvailability
FineFine£20.00Out of Stock
VFgVF£85.00Out of Stock
aVFaVF£75.00Out of Stock
FinegFine£30.00Out of Stock
gFinegFine£30.00Out of Stock
gVFgVF£90.00Out of Stock
Sold Prices
Date Obverse Reverse Price
07 May 2019 VF gVF £85.00
10 May 2019 Fine Fine £20.00
25 May 2019 gFine gFine £30.00
14 July 2019 aVF aVF £45.00
12 August 2019 gFine gFine £30.00
13 August 2019 Fine gFine £30.00
28 August 2019 gFine gFine £30.00
25 March 2020 gFine gFine £30.00
02 June 2020 gVF gVF £90.00
14 June 2020 aVF aVF £75.00
Terms & Delivery

Terms of Sale - Key Points

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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 gold 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.

Gold investment products are VAT free. Silver investment products are inclusive of VAT at the current rate unless otherwise stated.

All investment products are based on the live precious metal price. Prices will be fixed once the item has been added to the basket and recalculates just before checking out. 

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.

Please note that all investment products are exempt from the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 and therefore customers do not have the right to cancel their order once the order has been accepted. If customers no longer wish to go ahead with their investment purchase, there is an option to sell the products back to Chard (1964) Ltd instead. View our current buy back prices.

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Delivery Information

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 £6. 
  • 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.

If you wish to have your order sent by an alternative method (e.g., Saturday Guaranteed) please contact +441253343081 for more information. Please note, we will not dispatch high value orders over a bank holiday weekend.

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

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Postal Insurance

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 < £1500 there is no additional fee
  • Orders > £1500 we charge a fee in order to cover the increasing costs of insurance. For every £1500 we apply a £1 fee. 

If you require any assistance please do not hesitate to call the showroom on +441253343081 and one of our team can discuss your purchase.