The third and last design of the Victorian coinage was the Old Head type issued from 1893- 1901. You have the bust of Queen Victoria wearing a widow’s headdress and the other side has three shields in a circle. The coins are struck in Sterling Silver and were made for every year from 1893-1901. Dates will be of our choice, but the more coins you order, the more different dates we will try and give you. These coins were struck at the end of the longest reign of any British Monarch, although our own Queen is quickly getting close to over taking her. These Queens Shillings are available in different grades to fit more collector’s pockets. The grade offered here is Very Good: all details present and readable.
In the long reign of Queen Victoria there were three major types of Shillings struck: Young Head, Jubilee Head and Old Head. The coins on offer are the last called either the Old Head or the Widow Head Shillings. They were struck from 1893-1901 and all are Sterling Silver. Dates will be of our choice; all have seen considerable wear but the Silver still has quite a high value. Condition is Very Good and the more you order, the more different dates we will try and give you.
In our opinion, the Old Head or Widow Head but of Queen Victoria is the most underappreciated of the three different busts made during her reign. Here we offer the Old Head Sixpence in Uncirculated conditon. Dates will be of our choice.
Gold Sovereign from Queen Victoria featuring Old Head portrait. 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 our opinion, the Old Head or Widow Head but of Queen Victoria is the most underappreciated of the three different busts made during her reign. Here we offer the Old Head Threepence in VG. Dates will be of our choice.
There is nothing special about 1896, except perhaps it was the year before Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee. It was the largest silver coin issued at the time, the Crown or 5 Shilling Piece. You have the Old Head of Queen Victoria on the obverse and St.George and the Dragon on the reverse. These large (38mm) coins were struck in Sterling Silver, which means 925 parts of pure silver per 1000 parts. The coins on offer are in Very Good or better condition and are some of the last coins ever struck for this long-serving Monarch. They are now 121 years old and classified as an antique.