Victoria, Halfcrown (Old Head) Fine

In the long reign of Queen Victoria, there were three main designs used, we have selected the last two, the Jubilee Head and the Old or Widow Head coinage to offer you. Here we are offering the Old or Widow Head Halfcrown in Fine. Dates will be of our choice depending what we have in stock when the order comes in. But as always fair grading and priced to make them attractive.
Availability: In stock
SKU: CVZ5050
£47.50
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