½ Crown - Victoria 1st portrait; 2nd type

Features

Country United Kingdom
Queen Victoria (1837-1901)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1874-1887
Value 1/2 Crown = 2 Shillings 6 Pence (1/8)
Currency Pound sterling (1158-1970)
Composition Silver (.925)
Weight 14.14 g
Diameter 32 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 12-31-1969
Number N# 12819
Numista (https://numista.com)
References KM# 756,
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# 3889
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

Young uncrowned portrait ('Young Head') of Queen Victoria left, legend around, date below.

Note: as KM#740 but inferior workmanship.

Lettering:
VICTORIA DEI GRATIA
1880

Translation: Victoria by the Grace of God

Engraver: William Wyon

William Wyon RA, was official chief engraver at the Royal Mint from 1828 until his death.

Reverse

Crowned quartered shield of arms within olive wreath, legend around, national flower emblems below.

Lettering: · BRITANNIARUM REGINA FID: DEF: ·

Translation: Queen of the Britains Defender of the Faith

Engraver: Jean Baptiste Merlen

Edge

Milled (plain edge Proof exist)

Comments

The standard weight of these coins was 5/11 troy ounce (218.2 grains).

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1874  2 188 500 24.20 31.22 20%
1874  0.5% Proof
1875  1 113 400 11%
1875  0.7% Proof
1876  633 200 5% overdate variety exists
1877  447 000 5%
1878  1 466 200 26.66 60.59 15%
1878  0.7% Proof
1879  901 300 7%
1879  0.2% Proof
1880  1 346 300 36.31 6%
1880  0.2% Proof
1881  2 301 400 24.16 16%
1881  0.5% milled edge Proof
1881  0.2% plain edge Proof
1882  808 200 9%
1883  2 982 700 8.29 13.04 24.41 34.14 28%
1883  0.5% plain edge Proof
1884  1 569 100 9.88 13%
1885  1 628 400 26.76 19%
1885  0.5% Proof
1886  891 700 36.35 8%
1886  0.5% plain edge Proof
1887  261 700 42.41 12%
1887  0.5% Proof

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