The set Includes the old large bronze Pennies of Queen Victoria, Edward VII, George V, George VI, and Queen Elizabeth II. In September 2015 Queen Elizabeth II replaced Queen Victoria as our longest serving Monarch. The bronze Penny was first issued under Queen Victoria and was last issued under Queen Elizabeth II. Get all five Pennies one of each Monarch for just £7.50. How do we do it? We are Britain's Coin Shop, we have the largest inventory of British Coins in the United Kingdom. We work on a mark-up, not on a dream price. With Coincraft you get good value for your money.
In the reign of Queen Victoria they changed the metal content of our smallest coins from Copper to Bronze. The new coins 1860-1895 were thinner and easier to use, they probably also cost the Royal Mint less to make…We are offering the pair of Copper Queen Victoria Farthing and Bronze Queen Victoria farthing in Very Good to Fine condition. It is a very interesting period and an important change over in British coinage, the next one wasn’t until 1920.
Victoria came to the throne a very young woman, she was only 18 when she became Queen. Her first coins carried a very youthful portrait of Queen Victoria a portrait carried on for the next 50 years. The Shilling was struck in Sterling Silver and because they were used every day, they come well-circulated. We offer them here in Fair conditio; remember that the newest coin is now 130 years old. Dates will be of our choice, but the more you order the more different dates we will try and give you.
We have just bought a wonderful lot of 1888 Queen Victoria Farthings in Uncirculated - Brilliant Uncirculated condition. They were issued the year after Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee. They have the Young Head of Queen Victoria on the obverse and a handsome seated Britannia on the reverse. These coins are Uncirculated with lots of original lustre. The current catalogue price on these coins is £120.00 in Uncirculated, but we bought them right, so we are going to sell them right!
In 1887, Queen Victoria celebrated her Golden Jubilee, and the Royal Mint was allowed to change her portrait for the first time since 1838. Unfortunately, Queen Victoria hated her new portrait on the Shilling... Coincraft has a nice group of the first year of issue, 1887. The coins are struck in Sterling Silver and are in Very Fine Condition. Considering they are now 130 years old, this is quite outstanding.
When Queen Victoria came to the throne the first thing they had to do was strike coins with her portrait on them. One of my favourites and the most difficult denomination to get was the Halfpenny. In those days halfpennies were struck between 1838 -1860 on thick planchets of copper not the thin bronze coins they would issue later. You have the Young Head of Queen Victoria on one side and the seated figure of Britannia on the other side. We have a few and I do mean a few of the high grade examples to offer you. Supplies are limited and this is, after all, the most difficult denomination to get, especially in high grades.
This Sterling Silver Crown of Queen Victoria still had the Jubilee Head of Victoria on it. It was also the largest silver coin issued at the time. Robert Cecil, Marquis of Salisbury was our Prime Minister. Birmingham had been granted status as a city and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds was founded. Preston North End won the FA Cup and Charlie Chaplin was born. This Crown or 5 Shilling piece was a considerable amount of money at the time, it was Sterling Silver and our largest non gold coin. Victoria is on one side with her hair done up in a bun for the Jubilee and the reverse had St. George slaying the dragon. 1889 is not the easiest date to find of the series and all the coins on offer are in Very Good/Fine condition. Which considering they are now 128 years old is quite fantastic.
The last coinage of Queen Victoria is called either the Old Head Coinage or the Widow’s Head Coinage. The largest denomination struck in Sterling Silver is the Crown or Five Shilling piece. You have the bust of Queen Victoria on one side and St. George and the dragon on the other side. These Victorian Crowns are struck in Sterling Silver and are in Very Good – Fine condition. We will give you the best example of an 1897 Crown that we have in stock when your order is received.
The Jubilee Head Crown for Queen Victoria was issued from 1887-1892. Not surprisingly, the more difficult dates to get are the later dates. As everyone saved the first few and then because they were a lot of money, they forgot to save the rest. We are offering all the dates from 1889-1892 in Very Good or better condition. All the Sterling Silver Crowns are in at least Very Good condition. On offer here is the 1890 crown.
When Queen Victoria celebrated her Golden Jubilee in 1887, she not only allowed them to change her portrait but also to issue a new denomination. That was the Double Florin which was equivalent to Four Shillings. It was almost crownsized and struck in Sterling Silver. Today we have an equivalent coin, but we call it a 20 Pence. Shows what time and inflation will do to money. The Double Florin was also known as the Bar-Maids ruin. After she had had a few drinks, the bar-maid would often give change for a Crown and not a Double Florin. That Shilling difference was a lot of money and came directly from the Bar-Maids wages. This Double Florin was only made from 1887-1890. In the past we have offered the Queen Victoria Double Florin in Fine and even in Very Fine, now we can offer them in Extremely Fine condition. These are super coins and most are dated 1887, remember they are struck in Sterling Silver and they have the Jubilee Head portrait of the Queen.
Do you have this Victorian Silver Coin in your pocket? Well no actually you don’t, but you might have the direct decimal equivalent. If you have in your pocket or handbag a 20p piece please get it out. Because the coin we are offering you is the same denomination but in Victorian spending money. The famous or infamous Victorian Double Florin (Four Sterling Silver Shillings) would be worth 20p in today’s money. Here we present the coin in Fine condition. First issued for Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee in 1887 the Double Florin was last issued in 1890. Too many drunk barmaids gave change for a crown 5 shillings when they were only given a Double Florin 4 shillings. This helped to get them to stop making this short-lived denomination. Its nickname quickly became ‘the barmaid’s ruin’, for all those barmaids who gave the wrong change and were ruined..
The Double Florin or Bar Maid’s Ruin as it was known was only struck from 1887 until 1890. By then they decided that the denomination was causing more trouble than it was solving and they ceased making it. A Double Florin was four Shillings almost crownsized and struck in Sterling Silver. It was issued as part of the new Jubilee Head issue to celebrate Queen Victoria’s 50th year as our Queen. They were well and truly used and we are offering them in Very Good condition. They are dated between 1887-1890.
Queen Victoria’s long reign ended in January 1901. So that the 1901 Penny, Halfpenny and Farthing are the last bronze coins made with her portrait. I have bought a small group of 1901 Farthings, but these Farthings are mint darkened at the Royal Mint before they were released. A great tribute to a great Queen and the condition is so nice. Offered here in Choice Uncirculated.
We are offering for sale the Queen Victoria 1890 Farthing Brilliant Uncirculated for £30.00 even though the current catalogue price is £90.00. Because of the way they were stored there are a few dark spots on them. The coins have never circulated and have mint lustre. Supplies are very limited.
Queen Victoria’s long reign ended in January 1901. So that the 1901 Penny, Halfpenny and Farthing are the last bronze coins made with her portrait. I have bought a small group of 1901 Farthings, but these Farthings are mint darkened at the Royal Mint before they were released. A great tribute to a great Queen and the condition is so nice. Offered here in Uncirculated.