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1897 Queen Victoria Silver Halfcrown Old Head

1897 Queen Victoria Silver Halfcrown Old Head Obverse

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£165.00
A collectable grade silver Halfcrown of Queen Victoria dated 1897. The obverse features the third older style veiled and crowned bust of Victoria, facing left. Known as the ‘Old Head’ this portrait is the work of the engraver Sir Thomas Brock. The reverse shows the crowned spade-shaped shield of royal arms, within a beaded circle. The date appears below, split by a tiny image of Saint George and the dragon. The reverse legend translates as ‘Defender of the Faith, Empress of India’. An attractive uncirculated piece from the latter years of Victoria’s reign. Spink 3938.
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Obverse

Old Head: veiled, crowned and draped bust of Queen Victoria facing left. Initials 'T.B.' below for the engraver Sir Thomas Brock. Legend: 'VICTORIA · DEI GRA · BRITT · REG ·'.

Reverse

Crowned spade-shaped shield of royal arms within beaded collar. Date below, divided by Saint George. Legend: 'FID · DEF · IND · IMP ·' across top, 'HALF CROWN' below.

Grade

UNC - Attractive two tone in some areas, especially legends which show yellow/orange tone: Uncirculated.

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