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1842 Victoria Halfcrown MS 63

1842 Victoria Silver Halfcrown NGC MS 63 Slabbed

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An 1842 silver type A4 Halfcrown of Queen Victoria, graded by NGC. The obverse features the ‘Young Head’ portrait of the Queen, her hair drawn back and bound with double plain fillets. The engraver of this portrait was William Wyon though his initials do not appear on the truncation of Victoria’s neck. The reverse shows a crowned, quartered shield of royal arms within two laurel branches, tied at the base of the shield with a ribbon. Tiny national flowers are arranged below. Engraver: Jean Baptiste Merlen. In this year Victoria suffered two notable assassination attempts though she was the subject of several during her reign. This is among the rarer Young Head Halfcrown dates struck for circulation with a total reported mintage of 486 200. Weight: 14.14 grams. Diameter: 32.00 millimetres. Edge: milled. References: S 3888. Grade: this example has been graded MS 63 by NGC (cert no.: 6029549-003).
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Young head type A5 (ESC A4). Portrait shows hair tied with plain double ribbon, looking left with date below. Engraver: William Wyon. Legend: 'VICTORIA DEI GRATIA'.


Crowned, square-topped quartered shield of arms within two branches of laurels tied with a ribbon at the base of the shield. National flower emblems below. Engraver: Jean Baptiste Merlen. Legend: 'BRITANNIARUM REGINA FID: DEF:'.


.925 sterling silver coin weighing 14.14 grams. Diameter: 32.00 millimetres.


This coin has been graded by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation as MS 63 (NGC Cert # 6029549-003). A grade of MS 63 indicates a Mint State coin with an average or slightly weak strike. These pieces have moderate abrasions and hairlines of varying sizes.


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