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1847 Queen Victoria Plain Edge Proof Gothic Crown: NGC PF 61 N/U


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A very scarce and highly sought-after Queen Victoria Silver Plain Edge Proof ‘Gothic’ Crown, dated 1847 and crafted from .999 fine silver. This superb example has a scarce variation (N over inverted N in UNITA) and has been professionally graded by NGC as PF 61. The obverse features the ‘Gothic’ type effigy of Victoria, facing left and wearing richly embroidered robes. Translated the legend reads ‘Victoria by the Grace of God, Queen, Defender of the Faith’. This was designed and engraved by William Wyon towards the end of his celebrated career. The ornate reverse shows national flower emblems and crowned cruciform shields around a central garter star motif, designed by William Dyce and engraved by Wyon. In English, the legend around reads ‘May God Guard these United Kingdoms, Year of Our Lord 1847’. Crowns are a notable aspect of this iconic issue: the coinage portrait of the Queen is the first since Charles II to feature a crowned monarch. The ‘Gothic’ Crown is regarded by Spink as ‘of highest rarity’ and this example would make an excellent addition to any serious numismatic collection.
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Large crowned bust of Queen Victoria facing left and wearing a dress richly embroiled with roses shamrocks and thistles. Legend in Gothic lettering reads 'Victoria dei gratia britanniar. reg: f: d.'. Designed and engraved by William Wyon.


Crowned cruciform shields of arms around central garter star, with national flower emblems in the quarters within tressure of arcs. Legend around in gothic script: 'tueatur unita deus anno dom mdcccxlvii'. Engraved by William Wyon and designed by William Dyce. Scarce variation seen on the 'n' in 'unita'.


This coin has been graded by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation as PF 61 (NGC Cert # 6029545-001).

A graded of PF 61 indicates a Proof coin with an average strike and no traces of wear but more marks and/or multiple large abrasions compared to coins with a higher grade (of which there are not many).

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At The Britannia Coin Company we love Gothic Crowns. That's why we've put together an in depth blog post on these exceptionally beautiful coins. Click the link to find out why it's known as the 'Gothic' Crown and its relationship with the infamous Godless Florin.


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