1 Shilling - Victoria 3rd portrait; 'Old Head'

Features

Issuer United Kingdom
Queen Victoria (1837-1901)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1893-1901
Value 1 Shilling = 12 Pence (1/20)
Currency Pound sterling (1158-1970)
Composition Silver (.925)
Weight 5.66 g
Diameter 23.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 7172
Numista (https://numista.com)
References KM# 780,
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# 3940
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

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

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

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

Crowned shields of arms with national flower emblems between, all within Garter, denomination above, date below.

Lettering:
ONE SHILLING
· 18 93 ·
·HONI·SO[IT] QVI· [MAL] Y· PENSE·

Translation: Shame on he who thinks evil of it

Engraver: Edward Poynter

Edge

Reeded

Comments

The standard weight of these coins was 2/11 troy ounce (87.3 grains).

All types show the veiled 'Old Head' on the obverse and three shields within a garter on the reverse, with a rose between the upper two shields:

Sp#3940 (1893-94) Obv 8 Smaller lettering; Rev 5 Small rose;
Sp#3940 (1893-96) Obv 9 Larger lettering; Rev 5 Small rose;
Sp#3940A (1895-1901) Obv 9 Larger lettering; Rev 6 Larger rose;

The small rose versions of 1895 and 1896 are the scarcer types of those dates.

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1893  7 039 000 7.12 5.97 11 50 59 14%
1893  1 300 0.5% Proof
1894  5 953 100 12 13 11%
1895  8 880 600 2.67 6.73 11 14 16%
1896  9 264 500 5.34 6.02 8.45 22 22%
1897  6 270 300 4.74 21 17%
1898  9 768 700 9.38 12 20%
1899  10 965 300 5.86 7.80 11 48 25%
1900  10 937 500 5.41 8.31 11 10 23 24%
1901  3 426 200 5.31 7.88 12%

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