1 Crown - Victoria 'Gothic' type

Features

Issuer United Kingdom (United Kingdom, British Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies)
Queen Victoria (1837-1901)
Type Non-circulating coin
Years 1847-1853
Value 1 Crown (¼)
Currency Pound sterling (1158-1970)
Composition Silver (.925)
Weight 28.28 g
Diameter 38.61 mm
Thickness 2.4 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Number
N#
23740
References KM# 744,
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# 3883,
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.
Sp# 3884
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

'Gothic' crowned portrait of Queen Victoria left, legend around.

Script: Latin

Lettering: Victoria dei gratia britanniar.reg:f:d·

Unabridged legend: Victoria Dei Gratia Britanniarum Regina Fidei Defensatrix

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

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 cruciform shields of England, Scotland and Ireland around central Garter star with national flower emblems in angles, date below in Roman numerals.

Scripts: Latin, Latin (Fraktur blackletter)

Lettering:
tueatur unita deus
HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE
anno dom mdcccxlvii

Translation:
May God protect this Union
Shame on he who thinks evil on it
In the year of our Lord 1847

Engraver: William Dyce

Edge

Regnal year in Roman numerals and inscribed in Latin.

Note: plain edge varieties exist

Lettering: DECUS ET TUTAMEN ANNO REGNI UNDECIMO

Translation: An ornament and a safeguard. Eleventh year of reign.

Comments

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

Edge and die rotation varieties:

Sp#3883 UNDECIMO on edge, coin rotation;
Sp#3884 SEPTIMO on edge, medal rotation;

The 56th edition of Spink Standard Catalogue of British Coins (2021) has a footnote for the 3883 Crown stating, 'Beware of recent forgeries'.

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
1847  14% Sp#3883; 'SEPTIMO' edge error, of highest rarity
1847  8 000 $ 4400 72% Sp#3883; 'UNDECIMO' on edge, Proof
1847  12% Sp#3883; plain edge, Proof
1853  460 0% Sp#3884; 'SEPTIMO' on edge, Proof
1853  4% Sp#3884; plain edge, Proof

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Past sales

Pictures Sale Date Version Grade Sold price
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Crown - Victoria ('Gothic' type)
Katz
Jubilee Auction 100
Lot 322
Internet Archive
Nov 23, 2023 1847 – Sp#3883; 'SEPTIMO' edge error, of highest rarity UNC USD 8661.11
(EUR 8001.00)
(+ buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Crown - Victoria ('Gothic' type)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Crown - Victoria ('Gothic' type)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Crown - Victoria ('Gothic' type)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Crown - Victoria ('Gothic' type)
Heritage Auctions
2024 January 16 - 18 NYINC World Coins Signature Auction 3114
Lot 33639
Internet Archive
Jan 16, 2024 Undetermined UNC
(NGC PR61)
USD 15 600.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Crown - Victoria ('Gothic' type)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Crown - Victoria ('Gothic' type)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Crown - Victoria ('Gothic' type)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Crown - Victoria ('Gothic' type)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Crown - Victoria ('Gothic' type)
Heritage Auctions
2024 January 8 NYINC Platinum Session World & Ancient Coins Signature® Auction - New York 3113
Lot 31173
Internet Archive
Jan 8, 2024 Undetermined UNC
(PCGS PR67 Cameo)
USD 168 000.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Crown - Victoria ('Gothic' type)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Crown - Victoria ('Gothic' type)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Crown - Victoria ('Gothic' type)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Crown - Victoria ('Gothic' type)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Crown - Victoria ('Gothic' type)
Heritage Auctions
2024 January 8 NYINC Platinum Session World & Ancient Coins Signature® Auction - New York 3113
Lot 31174
Internet Archive
Jan 8, 2024 Undetermined UNC
(NGC PR63 Cameo)
USD 36 000.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Crown - Victoria ('Gothic' type)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Crown - Victoria ('Gothic' type)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Crown - Victoria ('Gothic' type)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Crown - Victoria ('Gothic' type)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Crown - Victoria ('Gothic' type)
Heritage Auctions
2024 January 8 NYINC Platinum Session World & Ancient Coins Signature® Auction - New York 3113
Lot 31175
Internet Archive
Jan 8, 2024 Undetermined UNC
(PCGS PR63 Cameo)
USD 36 000.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Crown - Victoria ('Gothic' type)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Crown - Victoria ('Gothic' type)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Crown - Victoria ('Gothic' type)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Crown - Victoria ('Gothic' type)
Heritage Auctions
2024 January 8 NYINC Platinum Session World & Ancient Coins Signature® Auction - New York 3113
Lot 31176
Internet Archive
Jan 8, 2024 Undetermined UNC
(PCGS PR61)
USD 15 600.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Crown - Victoria ('Gothic' type)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Crown - Victoria ('Gothic' type)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Crown - Victoria ('Gothic' type)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Crown - Victoria ('Gothic' type)
Heritage Auctions
2024 January 8 NYINC Platinum Session World & Ancient Coins Signature® Auction - New York 3113
Lot 31177
Internet Archive
Jan 8, 2024 Undetermined UNC
(NGC PR61)
USD 14 400.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Crown - Victoria ('Gothic' type)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Crown - Victoria ('Gothic' type)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Crown - Victoria ('Gothic' type)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Crown - Victoria ('Gothic' type)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Crown - Victoria ('Gothic' type)
Heritage Auctions
2024 January 8 NYINC Platinum Session World & Ancient Coins Signature® Auction - New York 3113
Lot 31178
Internet Archive
Jan 8, 2024 Undetermined UNC
(NGC PR63)
USD 78 000.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Crown - Victoria ('Gothic' type)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Crown - Victoria ('Gothic' type)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Crown - Victoria ('Gothic' type)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Crown - Victoria ('Gothic' type)
Heritage Auctions
2023 November 3 - 4 World Coins Platinum Session and Signature® Auction 3110
Lot 30066
Internet Archive
Nov 3, 2023 Undetermined UNC
(PCGS PR62 Cameo)
USD 18 600.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Crown - Victoria ('Gothic' type)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Crown - Victoria ('Gothic' type)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Crown - Victoria ('Gothic' type)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Crown - Victoria ('Gothic' type)
Heritage Auctions
2023 November 3 - 4 World Coins Platinum Session and Signature® Auction 3110
Lot 30067
Internet Archive
Nov 3, 2023 Undetermined UNC
(PCGS PR62)
USD 19 200.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
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