Victoria, Jubilee Head Halfcrown Extremely Fine
In 1881, Queen Victoria finally allowed the design of her coinage to be changed after 50 years. Maybe because a 67-year-old woman does look a little different from a 17-year-old girl. Never-the-less in 1887 to celebrate her Golden Jubilee, she allowed a new portrait to be used on her coinage, this, of course, became known as the Jubilee Head design. The Halfcrown with this Jubilee Head design was only issued from 1887 until 1892 when the design was changed again. The Queen hated this Jubilee Head design because it showed her with a tiny crown on her head, almost like a toy. The coins were struck in Sterling Silver and we think the design is attractive. We can offer the Halfcrown in Extremely Fine condition, which will satisfy most collectors. The coins on offer are the first year of issue (1887). Nice high-grade coins at prices that won’t hurt your pocket, and remember, these coins are now over 125 years old!