Victoria came to the throne a very young woman, I believe 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 can offer them in two grades, Fair and Very Good but 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.
On offer here is the Victoria Young Head St. George Sovereign. The coins are all selected and many are well above average. All coins are original and genuine and were struck in 22ct (916 2/3rd fine gold).
In 1891 this country survived what is known as ‘The Great Blizzard of 1891’. More than 14 ships were sunk and on land more than 220 died. Queen Victoria was on the throne and it was just 4 years after her Golden Jubilee. The largest silver coin issued at the time was the Crown or Five Shilling piece. It had the Jubilee Head bust of Queen Victoria on the obverse and St. George slaying the dragon on the reverse. These 38mm Crowns were struck in Sterling Silver. We can offer the 1891 Queen Victoria Blizzard Crowns in Very Good – Fine condition. Collectors will know that this is not all that easy a date to get. So jump in while our supplies last and get yourself an 1891 Queen Victoria Silver Crown.