½ Crown - Victoria 2nd portrait

Features

Issuer United Kingdom
Queen Victoria (1837-1901)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1887-1892
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 Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 12-31-1969
Number N# 8474
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References KM# 764,
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# 3924
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

Crowned and veiled bust ('Jubilee Head') of Queen Victoria left, legend around.

Lettering: VICTORIA DEI GRATIA

Translation: Victoria by the Grace of God

Engraver: Joseph Edgar Boehm

Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, 1st Baronet, RA was a medallist and sculptor, best known for the Jubilee head of Queen Victoria on coinage, and the statue of the Duke of Wellington at Hyde Park Corner.

Reverse

Crowned quartered shield of arms within garter and collar, legend around, divided date below.

Lettering:
BRITANNIARUM REGINA FID DEF
1889
HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE

Translation:
Queen of the Britains Defender of the Faith
Shame on he who thinks evil of it

Engraver: Leonard Charles Wyon

Leonard Charles Wyon was a British engraver of the Victorian era most notable for his work on the gold and silver coinage struck for the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1887 and the bronze coinage of 1860 with the second head portrait, in use from 1860 to 1894.

Edge

Reeded

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
1887  1 176 200 29 39 54 111 44%
1887  1 000 2% Proof
1888  1 428 700 13 14%
1889  4 811 900 14 17 17 20 30%
1890  3 228 100 12 17 16 21%
1891  2 284 600 18 22 22 15%
1892  1 710 900 16 17 12%

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