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1875 Queen Victoria Silver Halfcrown Young Head

1875 Queen Victoria Silver Halfcrown Young Head Obverse

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£140.00
A collectable grade silver Halfcrown of Queen Victoria, type A5, dated 1875. The obverse features the young uncrowned head of the queen, facing left with her hair tied back with two fillets. This is affectionately known as the ‘Young Head’ and is the work of William Wyon. The date is displayed below. The reverse shows the crowned quartered shield of royal arms within a wreath of laurel branches, tied with a ribbon. Three tiny national flower emblems appear below. These mid-Victorian Halfcrowns are getting hard to find in high grades and proving popular with collectors. Spink 3889.
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Obverse

Type A5. Young uncrowned head of Queen Victoria facing left, hair tied with two bands. No engravers initials, but ascribed to William Wyon. Date below, legend around: 'VICTORIA DEI GRATIA'.

Reverse

Crowned, square-topped quartered shield of royal arms within two laurel branches, tied with a ribbon. Flower emblems below. Engraver: Jean Baptiste Merlen. Legend: 'BRITANNIARUM REGINA FID: DEF:'.

Grade

GVF - A light grey tone with first signs of wear to high points and the usual hairlines but no major dinks or scratches for Good Very Fine.

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