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
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 7172
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 780,
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# 3940
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

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

Script: Latin

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 Read more on Wikipedia

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.

Script: Latin

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 $ 6.50 $ 7.90 $ 7.90 $ 32 $ 54 $ 110 15%
1893  1 300 $ 690 0.5% Proof
1894  5 953 100 $ 7.40 $ 20 $ 23 11%
1895  8 880 600 $ 2.40 $ 3.90 $ 8.30 $ 9.70 $ 13 17%
1896  9 264 500 $ 4.90 $ 5.90 $ 9.30 $ 20 23%
1897  6 270 300 $ 5.90 $ 13 $ 30 $ 62 $ 130 17%
1898  9 768 700 $ 8.10 $ 8.10 $ 10 $ 20 $ 37 $ 97 22%
1899  10 965 300 $ 6.90 $ 6.90 $ 10 $ 38 $ 75 $ 180 26%
1900  10 937 500 $ 4.90 $ 6.50 $ 9.70 $ 16 $ 33 $ 230 23%
1901  3 426 200 $ 4.80 $ 7.60 $ 7.70 $ 27 12%

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Past sales

Pictures Sale Date Version Grade Price
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Shilling - Victoria (3rd portrait; 'Old Head')Picture 1 of a sold 1 Shilling - Victoria (3rd portrait; 'Old Head')Picture 1 of a sold 1 Shilling - Victoria (3rd portrait; 'Old Head')Picture 1 of a sold 1 Shilling - Victoria (3rd portrait; 'Old Head')
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232143
Lot 64452
Internet Archive
Oct 27, 2021 1893 UNC
(PCGS MS64)
USD 114.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Shilling - Victoria (3rd portrait; 'Old Head')Picture 1 of a sold 1 Shilling - Victoria (3rd portrait; 'Old Head')
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232139
Lot 65499
Internet Archive
Sep 29, 2021 1893 UNC
(NGC MS64)
USD 114.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Shilling - Victoria (3rd portrait; 'Old Head')Picture 1 of a sold 1 Shilling - Victoria (3rd portrait; 'Old Head')
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 232111
Lot 63435
Internet Archive
Mar 17, 2021 1893 UNC
(PCGS MS65)
USD 222.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Shilling - Victoria (3rd portrait; 'Old Head')Picture 1 of a sold 1 Shilling - Victoria (3rd portrait; 'Old Head')
Katz
Auction 63
Lot 1322
Internet Archive
Jul 26, 2022 1893 USD 31.13
(EUR 29.00)
(+ buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Shilling - Victoria (3rd portrait; 'Old Head')Picture 1 of a sold 1 Shilling - Victoria (3rd portrait; 'Old Head')Picture 1 of a sold 1 Shilling - Victoria (3rd portrait; 'Old Head')Picture 1 of a sold 1 Shilling - Victoria (3rd portrait; 'Old Head')
Heritage Auctions
2021 January 21 - 22 NYINC World & Ancient Coins Platinum & Signature Auction - Dallas 3089
Lot 32812
Internet Archive
Jan 21, 2021 1893 – Proof UNC
(PCGS PR66)
USD 1680.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Shilling - Victoria (3rd portrait; 'Old Head')Picture 1 of a sold 1 Shilling - Victoria (3rd portrait; 'Old Head')
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 232050
Lot 62403
Internet Archive
Dec 9, 2020 1893 – Proof UNC
(NGC PR64)
USD 432.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Shilling - Victoria (3rd portrait; 'Old Head')Picture 1 of a sold 1 Shilling - Victoria (3rd portrait; 'Old Head')Picture 1 of a sold 1 Shilling - Victoria (3rd portrait; 'Old Head')Picture 1 of a sold 1 Shilling - Victoria (3rd portrait; 'Old Head')
Heritage Auctions
2020 November 5 - 6 World & Ancient Coins Platinum and Signature Online Auction - Dallas 3088
Lot 34811
Internet Archive
Nov 5, 2020 1893 – Proof UNC
(NGC PR65+)
USD 720.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Shilling - Victoria (3rd portrait; 'Old Head')Picture 1 of a sold 1 Shilling - Victoria (3rd portrait; 'Old Head')Picture 1 of a sold 1 Shilling - Victoria (3rd portrait; 'Old Head')Picture 1 of a sold 1 Shilling - Victoria (3rd portrait; 'Old Head')
Heritage Auctions
2019 April 25 - 29 Central States World Coins & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Chicago 3073
Lot 33131
Internet Archive
Apr 29, 2019 1893 – Proof UNC
(PCGS PR65)
USD 840.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Shilling - Victoria (3rd portrait; 'Old Head')Picture 1 of a sold 1 Shilling - Victoria (3rd portrait; 'Old Head')
Heritage Auctions
Weekly World and Ancient Coin Auction 231907
Lot 62202
Internet Archive
Feb 14, 2019 1893 – Proof UNC
(NGC PR64)
USD 360.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Shilling - Victoria (3rd portrait; 'Old Head')Picture 1 of a sold 1 Shilling - Victoria (3rd portrait; 'Old Head')
Heritage Auctions
Weekly World and Ancient Coin Auction 231906
Lot 61206
Internet Archive
Feb 7, 2019 1893 – Proof UNC
(NGC PR64)
USD 384.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
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