Gold coin; Denomination: Halfcrown
Royal Mint, London
Queen Victoria (1837-1901)
A Halfcrown is a 2 shillings and 6 pence coin. The obverse employs the Veiled head portrait introduced for the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria in1893
Crowned bust of the Queen facing left wearing veil over back of crown, ribbon and star of the Garter, pearl necklet and pendant; around, VICTORIA DEI. GRA. BRITT. REG.; in field below bust the artist's initials, T.B. (Thomas Brock)
Partly within an inner circle of beads, a crowned spade-shaped shield quartered with arms of England (1 and 4); Scotland (2) and Ireland (3) surrounded by the Collar of the Garter; around above, FID. DEF. IND. IMP.; around below, HALF 1901 CROWN, the date divided by the figure of St George and dragon on the base of the Collar.
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), George McArthur, 15 Mar 1976
Type of item
32 mm (Outside Diameter), 14.109 g (Weight)
32 mm (Width)
[Thesis] Lugton, Mary E. 1989. George McArthur of Maldon: his Life and his Book Collection.
[Catalogue] Morrison, Ian. 2003. The Baker of Maldon.
[Book] Skingley, Philip. 2007. Coins of England and the United Kingdom., Spink 3938 Pages