½ Crown - Victoria 1st portrait; 2nd type

Features

Issuer United Kingdom
Queen Victoria (1837-1901)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1874-1887
Value ½ Crown = 2 Shillings 6 Pence (⅛)
Currency Pound sterling (1158-1970)
Composition Silver (.925)
Weight 14.14 g
Diameter 32 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 31 December 1969
Number N# 12819
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 756,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.
Sp# 3889
Emma Howard (editor); 2021. Standard Catalogue of British Coins : Coins of England & the United Kingdom Pre-Decimal Issues (56th edition). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

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

Note: as KM#740 but inferior workmanship.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
VICTORIA DEI GRATIA
1880

Translation: Victoria by the Grace of God

Engraver: William Wyon Read more on Wikipedia

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.

Script: Latin

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 $ 19 $ 19 $ 19 $ 990 19%
1874  0.4% Proof
1875  1 113 400 11%
1875  0.4% Proof
1876  633 200 5% overdate variety exists
1877  447 000 6%
1878  1 466 200 $ 31 $ 31 15%
1878  0.18% Proof
1879  901 300 7%
1879  0% Proof
1880  1 346 300 $ 32 6%
1880  0% Proof
1881  2 301 400 $ 24 $ 49 $ 990 17%
1881  0.18% milled edge Proof
1881  0% plain edge Proof
1882  808 200 9%
1883  2 982 700 $ 13 $ 13 $ 25 $ 25 $ 46 $ 210 $ 690 28%
1883  0.18% plain edge Proof
1884  1 569 100 $ 16 $ 4700 11%
1885  1 628 400 $ 23 $ 23 $ 720 20%
1885  0.18% Proof
1886  891 700 $ 23 $ 23 $ 480 9%
1886  0.18% plain edge Proof
1887  261 700 $ 42 10%
1887  0.4% Proof

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Past sales

Pictures Sale Date Version Grade Price
Picture 1 of a sold ½ Crown - Victoria (1st portrait; 2nd type)Picture 1 of a sold ½ Crown - Victoria (1st portrait; 2nd type)Picture 1 of a sold ½ Crown - Victoria (1st portrait; 2nd type)Picture 1 of a sold ½ Crown - Victoria (1st portrait; 2nd type)
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232249
Lot 62522
Internet Archive
Dec 1, 2022 1874 UNC
(NGC MS62)
USD 456.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold ½ Crown - Victoria (1st portrait; 2nd type)Picture 1 of a sold ½ Crown - Victoria (1st portrait; 2nd type)
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232218
Lot 61546
Internet Archive
Apr 28, 2022 1874 UNC
(NGC MS62)
USD 384.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold ½ Crown - Victoria (1st portrait; 2nd type)Picture 1 of a sold ½ Crown - Victoria (1st portrait; 2nd type)Picture 1 of a sold ½ Crown - Victoria (1st portrait; 2nd type)Picture 1 of a sold ½ Crown - Victoria (1st portrait; 2nd type)
Heritage Auctions
2021 January 21 - 22 NYINC World & Ancient Coins Platinum & Signature Auction - Dallas 3089
Lot 32824
Internet Archive
Jan 21, 2021 1874 UNC
(PCGS MS64)
USD 1020.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold ½ Crown - Victoria (1st portrait; 2nd type)Picture 1 of a sold ½ Crown - Victoria (1st portrait; 2nd type)Picture 1 of a sold ½ Crown - Victoria (1st portrait; 2nd type)Picture 1 of a sold ½ Crown - Victoria (1st portrait; 2nd type)
Heritage Auctions
2021 January 21 - 22 NYINC World & Ancient Coins Platinum & Signature Auction - Dallas 3089
Lot 32823
Internet Archive
Jan 21, 2021 1874 UNC
(PCGS MS64+)
USD 3120.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold ½ Crown - Victoria (1st portrait; 2nd type)Picture 1 of a sold ½ Crown - Victoria (1st portrait; 2nd type)Picture 1 of a sold ½ Crown - Victoria (1st portrait; 2nd type)Picture 1 of a sold ½ Crown - Victoria (1st portrait; 2nd type)
Heritage Auctions
2020 November 5 - 6 World & Ancient Coins Platinum and Signature Online Auction - Dallas 3088
Lot 34816
Internet Archive
Nov 5, 2020 1874 UNC
(PCGS MS65)
USD 1920.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold ½ Crown - Victoria (1st portrait; 2nd type)Picture 1 of a sold ½ Crown - Victoria (1st portrait; 2nd type)Picture 1 of a sold ½ Crown - Victoria (1st portrait; 2nd type)Picture 1 of a sold ½ Crown - Victoria (1st portrait; 2nd type)
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232201
Lot 61469
Internet Archive
Dec 30, 2021 1875 UNC
(PCGS MS63)
USD 673.20
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold ½ Crown - Victoria (1st portrait; 2nd type)Picture 1 of a sold ½ Crown - Victoria (1st portrait; 2nd type)Picture 1 of a sold ½ Crown - Victoria (1st portrait; 2nd type)Picture 1 of a sold ½ Crown - Victoria (1st portrait; 2nd type)
Heritage Auctions
2019 April 25 - 29 Central States World Coins & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Chicago 3073
Lot 33091
Internet Archive
Apr 29, 2019 1876 – overdate variety exists UNC
(PCGS MS63)
USD 660.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold ½ Crown - Victoria (1st portrait; 2nd type)Picture 1 of a sold ½ Crown - Victoria (1st portrait; 2nd type)
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232220
Lot 63554
Internet Archive
May 12, 2022 1880 AU
(NGC AU58)
USD 216.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold ½ Crown - Victoria (1st portrait; 2nd type)
Katz
Auction 63
Lot 1306
Internet Archive
Jul 26, 2022 1880 XF USD 28.11
(EUR 26.00)
(+ buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold ½ Crown - Victoria (1st portrait; 2nd type)Picture 1 of a sold ½ Crown - Victoria (1st portrait; 2nd type)Picture 1 of a sold ½ Crown - Victoria (1st portrait; 2nd type)Picture 1 of a sold ½ Crown - Victoria (1st portrait; 2nd type)
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232303
Lot 63442
Internet Archive
Jan 12, 2023 1881 UNC
(NGC MS64+)
USD 990.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
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