Tristan da Cunha, 50 Pence (100th Anniversary of the end Queen Victoria's Reign) 2001 Silver Proof
Queen Victoria was our longest-serving Monarch until Queen Elizabeth II surpassed her. Queen Victoria ruled Great Britain and the British dominions from 1837 until 1901. She was the most important and most powerful Royal anywhere. This bit of background on Queen Victoria is important to try and understand just important she was. In 2001 a crownsized Silver Proof 50 Pence was issued by Tristan Da Cunha. It was authorized by the Palace, some were struck but somehow they just got put away for the past 20 years. We got the chance to buy all that was left. We had never seen one before, so we knew it wasn’t common, and the mintage would be quite low. The price was really right, so we realized we could buy them, mark them up, and make a profit, but still be offering scarce coins at a most realistic price. It was an everyone-wins situation! We are offering the crown in Silver Proof at a most reasonable price.