Gold coin; Denomination: Crown
Royal Mint, London
Queen Victoria (1837-1901)
A crown is a 5 shillings coin. Struck as part of a new coinage introduced for the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria, 1837-1893. The coins all shared a new obverse of the Queen known as the veiled head.
Crowned bust of the Queen facing left wearing veil over back of crown, ribbon and star of the Garter, pearl necklet with pendant and pearl earring; around, VICTORIA. DEI. GRA. BRITT. REGINA. FID. DEF. IND. IMP.; in field below bust the artist's initials, T.B. (Thomas Brock)
St George on horseback advancing to right wearing a helmet and cape and holding a sword; below horse, fallen dragon with lance in its side; below exergue line at right the artist's initials B.P. (Benedetto Pistrucci); in exergue, 1897.
In raised letters, DECUS ET TUTAMEN ANNO REGNI LXI
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), Mr Alfred Chitty, 15 Mar 1976
Type of item
39 mm (Outside Diameter), 28.303 g (Weight)
[Book] Skingley, Philip. 2007. Coins of England and the United Kingdom., Spink 3937 Pages