Victoria, Silver Crown Very Good, 1896
There is nothing special about 1896, except perhaps it was the year before Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee. It was the largest silver coin issued at the time, the Crown or 5 Shilling Piece. You have the Old Head of Queen Victoria on the obverse and St. George and the Dragon on the reverse. These large (38mm) coins were struck in Sterling Silver, which means 925 parts of pure silver per 1000 parts. The coins on offer are in Very Good or better condition and are some of the last coins ever struck for this long-serving Monarch. They are now 121 years old and classified as an antique.