Victoria, Crown (Jubilee Head) VG

During Queen Victoria's reign, there were four types of crowns issued (the 1839 crown was Proof only) but only three types were actually issued for circulation. The Jubilee Head 1887-1892 in VG.
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SKU: CVY4603
£59.50
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