1 Crown - Victoria 3rd portrait

Features

Issuer United Kingdom
Queen Victoria (1837-1901)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1893-1900
Value 1 Crown = 5 Shillings (1/4)
Currency Pound sterling (1158-1970)
Composition Silver (.925)
Weight 28.28 g
Diameter 38.61 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 12800
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References KM# 783,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Sp# 3937
Emma Howard (editor); 2021. Coins of England & the United Kingdom : Pre-Decimal Issues (56th edition). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom.
And 1 more volumes.

Obverse

Crowned and veiled bust ('Old Head') of Queen Victoria left, legend around.

Lettering: VICTORIA·DEI·GRA·BRITT·REGINA·FID·DEF · IND·IMP·

Translation: Victoria by the Grace of God Queen of the Britains Defender of the Faith Empress of India

Engraver: Thomas Brock

Sir Thomas Brock KCB RA was an English sculptor, whose works include the monument to Queen Victoria in front of Buckingham Palace.

Reverse

St. George slaying the dragon right, date and engraver's initials in exergue.

Lettering:
1893
B.P.

Engraver: Benedetto Pistrucci

Benedetto Pistrucci was a distinguished Italian Gem-engraver, medallist and coin-engraver who became Chief-medallist at the Royal Mint in England.

Edge

Regnal year in Roman numerals.

Lettering: DECUS ET TUTAMEN. ANNO REGNI LVI

Translation: An ornament and a safeguard. 56th year of reign (1893)

Comments

The standard weight of these coins was 10/11 troy ounce (436.4 grains).

This coin was not included in demonetization legislation when decimalization was introduced in 1971. It has been confirmed by the Royal Mint that the coin remains legal tender, having been remonetized with a value of 25 pence.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1893  497 800 $ 33 $ 38 $ 52 31% LVI
1893  1 300 0.5% LVI; Proof
1893  3% LVII; mintage incl. above
1894  144 900 $ 40 $ 56 8% LVII
1894  $ 58 4% LVIII; mintage incl. above
1895  252 800 $ 35 $ 50 11% LIX
1895  $ 58 9% LVIII; mintage incl. above
1896  317 500 $ 28 13% LIX
1896  $ 35 $ 55 $ 52 9% LX; mintage incl. above
1897  262 100 $ 33 12% LX
1897  $ 49 8% LXI; mintage incl. above
1898  161 400 $ 39 9% LXI
1898  $ 51 7% LXII; mintage incl. above
1899  166 300 $ 47 9% LXII
1899  3% LXIII; mintage incl. above
1900  353 300 $ 58 17% LXIII
1900  $ 58 7% LXIV; mintage incl. above

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