William IV Edward VII

Great Britain: Victoria

1837 to 1901

Denomination: AV Sovereign 1872

Obverse: First young head left."VICTORIA D : G : BRITANIAR : REG : F: D :"

Reverse: St. George and the dragon, "1872" and small "BP" in exergue.

Dia/Wgt: 22.0 mm/ 8.0 gm

Reference: Spink 3856A
Denomination: AR Halfcrown 1874

Obverse: Young head left "VICTORIA DEI GRATIA" "1874" under bust.

Reverse: Crowned shield. "BRITANNIARUM REGINA FID: DEF:

Dia/Wgt: 32.0 mm/ 13.0 gm

Reference: Spink 3885

Denomination: AR "Godless" Florin 1849

Obverse: Crowned bust left. "VICTORIA REGINA 1849"

Reverse: Crowned cruciform shields, emblems in angles, rose in centre. "ONE FLORIN ONE TENTH OF A POUND"

Dia/Wgt: 27.8 mm/ 11.3 gm

Reference: Spink 3890

So-called "Godless" because there was no "D.G" or Die Gratia meaning "by the grace of God".
Denomination: AR Shilling 1873

Obverse: Young head left. "VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITANNIAR: REG: F:D:"

Reverse: "ONE SHILLING" in wreath, crown above. "1873" in exergue.

Dia/Wgt: 23.5 mm/ 5.2 gm

Reference: Spink 3906A





Denomination: AR Groat (fourpence) 1846

Obverse: Young head, left. "VICTORIA D:G: BRITTANIAR: REGINA F:D:"

Reverse: Britannia seated right "FOUR PENCE". In exergue: "1846"

Dia/Wgt: 16.3 mm/ 1.9 gm

Reference: Spink 3913
Denomination: AR Threepence 1873

Obverse: Young head, left. "VICTORIA D:G: BRITTANIAR: REGINA F:D:"

Reverse: "3" in wreath, crown above. "18/73" about the "3"

Dia/Wgt: 16.2 mm/ 1.3 gm

Reference: Spink 3914C

Denomination: AE Penny 1853

Obverse: Young head left "VICTORIA DEI GRATIA" "1853" in exergue.

Reverse: Britannia seated right. "BRITANNIAR: REG: FID: DEF :"

Dia/Wgt: 34.0 mm/ 18.7 gm

Reference: Spink 3948
Denomination: AE Halfpenny 1841

Obverse: Young head left. "VICTORIA DEI GRATIA" Date below bust.

Reverse: Britannia seated right. "BRITANNIAR: REG: FID: DEF:

Dia/Wgt: 28.0 mm/ 9.7 gm

Reference: Spink 3949

Denomination: AE Farthing 1843

Obverse: Young head left "VICTORIA DEI GRATIA" "1843" in exergue.

Reverse: Britannia seated right. "BRITANNIAR: REG: FID: DEF :"

Dia/Wgt: 21.8 mm/ 4.4 gm

Reference: Spink 3950


Denomination: AE Half farthing 1844

Obverse: Young head left "VICTORIA DEI GRATIA" "1844" in exergue.

Reverse: Crown above "HALF/ FARTHING/ 1844"

Dia/Wgt: 17.5 mm/ 2.3 gm

Reference: Spink 3951

For use in Malta

Denomination: AE Penny "Bun Head" issue 1860

Obverse: Laureate and draped bust left, hair tied in a bun, wreath of 15 leaves and 4 berries. Beaded border and thin linear circle. "VICTORIA D. G. BRITT : REG : F:D:

Reverse: Britannia seated right on rocks with shield and trident.Lighthouse to right, ship, sailing, to left. Beaded border and thin linear circle. "ONE PENNY". "1860" in exergue.

Dia/Wgt: 30.4 mm/ 10.0 gm

Reference: Spink 3954
Denomination: AE Halfpenny "Bun Head" issue 1860

Obverse: Laureate and draped bust left, hair tied in a bun, wreath of 15 leaves and 4 berries. Beaded border and thin linear circle. "VICTORIA D. G. BRITT : REG : F:D:

Reverse: Britannia seated right on rocks with shield and trident.Lighthouse to right, ship, sailing, to left. Beaded border and thin linear circle. "HALF PENNY". "1860" in exergue.

Dia/Wgt: 25.5 mm/ 5.8 gm

Reference: Spink 3956

Denomination: AE Farthing "Bun Head" issue 1866

Obverse: Laureate bust left "VICTORIA D: G: BRITT: REG: F:D:"

Reverse: Britannia seated right, lighthouse to the left, ship to the right. "FARTHING" In exergue "1866"

Dia/Wgt: 20.3 mm/ 2.8 gm

Reference: Spink 3958
Denomination: AV Sovereign 1885

Obverse: Jubilee head left. "VICTORIA D : G : BRITT : REG : F: D :" "JEP" in small letters under bust.

Reverse: St. George and the dragon, "1889" and small "BP" in exergue.

Dia/Wgt: 22.0 mm/ 8.0 gm

Reference: Spink 3866B

Denomination: AR Crown 1890

Obverse: Jubilee bust left. "VICTORIA D: G: BRITT: REG: F: D:"

Reverse: St. George and the Dragon. Date in exergue.

Dia/Wgt: 38.5 mm/ 28.1 gm

Reference: Spink 3921

Denomination: AR Double Florin (4 shillings) 1887

Obverse: Jubilee bust left. "VICTORIA DEI GRATIA"

Reverse: Crowned cruciform shields, Sceptre in angles. "FID: DEF: BRITT: REG: 1887"

Dia/Wgt: 38.0 mm/ 22.6 gm

Reference: Spink 3922

Denomination: AR Halfcrown 1887

Obverse: Jubilee bust left. "VICTORIA DEI GRATIA"

Reverse: Crowned shield in garter and collar. "BRITANNARUM REGINA FID: DEF:" In exergue "1887"

Dia/Wgt: 32.1 mm/ 14.1 gm

Reference: Spink 3924
Denomination: AR Florin (2 shillings) 1887

Obverse: Jubilee bust left. "VICTORIA DEI GRATIA"

Reverse: Crowned cruciform shields, sceptres in angles. "Jubilee bust left "FID: DEF: BRITT: REG: 1887 "

Dia/Wgt: 29.2 mm/ 11.4 gm

Reference: Spink 3925

Denomination: AR Shilling 1887

Obverse: Small Jubilee bust left "VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITT: REGINA F:D:"

Reverse: Crowned shield in Garter "HONI • SOIT • QUI • MAL • Y • PENSE" In exergue: "1887"

Dia/Wgt: 23.5 mm/ 5.6 gm

Reference: Spink 3926
Denomination: AR Shilling 1890

Obverse: Large Jubilee bust left "VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITT: REGINA F:D:"

Reverse: Crowned shield in Garter "HONI • SOIT • QUI • MAL • Y • PENSE" In exergue: "1890"

Dia/Wgt: 23.5 mm/ 5.6 gm

Reference: Spink 3927

Denomination: AR Sixpence 1887

Obverse: Jubilee bust left "VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITT: REGINA F:D:" "JEB" designer's initials under bust.

Reverse: Crowned shield in Garter "HONI • SOIT • QUI • MAL • Y • PENSE" In exergue: "1890"

Dia/Wgt: 19.3 mm/ 2.8 gm

Reference: Spink 3928
Denomination: AR Sixpence 1890

Obverse: Jubilee bust left "VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITT: REGINA F:D:"

Reverse: Crowned "SIX PENCE" in wreath. "1890" in exergue.

Dia/Wgt: 19.2 mm/ 2.9 gm

Reference: Spink 3929




Denomination: AR Threepence 1887

Obverse: Jubilee bust left ""VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITT: REGINA F:D:"

Reverse: "3", "18-87" around, in crowned wreath.

Dia/Wgt: 16.1 mm/ 1.4 gm

Reference: Spink 2931
Denomination: Halfcrown 1891

Obverse: Old veiled bust left "VICTORIA • DEI GRATIA • BRITT"

Reverse: Shield in collar "FID • DEF • IND • IMP •/HALF 1898 CROWN"

Dia/Wgt: 32.0 mm/ 13.6 gm

Reference: Spink 2938

Denomination: AR Florin (2 shillings) 1901

Obverse: Old veiled bust left "VICTORIA • DEI GRA • BRITT • REGINA • FID • DEF • IND • IMP •"

Reverse: Three shields within garter."• ONE • FLORIN + TWO SHILLINGS" "1901" in exergue.

Dia/Wgt: 28.4 mm/ 11.2 gm

Reference: Spink 3939
Denomination: AR Shilling 1895

Obverse: Old veiled bust left "VICTORIA • DEI GRA • BRITT • REGINA • FID • DEF • IND • IMP •"

Reverse: Three shields within garter."• ONE • SHILLING" "1895" in exergue.

Dia/Wgt: 23.5 mm/ 5.6 gm

Reference: Spink 3940A



Denomination: AR Sixpence 1897

Obverse: Old veiled bust left "VICTORIA • DEI GRA • BRITT • REGINA • FID • DEF • IND • IMP •"

Reverse: Crowned "SIX PENCE" in wreath. "1895" in exergue.

Dia/Wgt: 19.2 mm/ 2.8 gm

Reference: Spink 3941
  

Denomination: AE Penny 1901

Obverse: Old veiled bust left "VICTORIA • DEI GRA • BRITT • REGINA • FID • DEF • IND • IMP •"

Reverse: Britannia seated right. "ONE PENNY", date in exergue.

Dia/Wgt: 30.4 mm/ 9.6 gm

Reference: Spink 3961
Denomination: AE Farthing 1895

Obverse: Old veiled bust left "VICTORIA • DEI GRA • BRITT • REGINA • FID • DEF • IND • IMP •"

Reverse: Britannia seated right. "FARTHING", date in exergue.

Dia/Wgt: 20.1 mm/ 2.8 gm

Reference: Spink 3962

Maundy Money 1897 AR 4 Pence, 3 Pence, 2 Pence and 1 Penny

Dia/Wgt: 17.5 mm/ 1.9 gm 16.0 mm/ 1.4 gm 13.4 mm/ 1.0 gm 10.0 mm/ 0.5 gm

Reference: Spink 3943

Royal Maundy is a religious service in the Church of England held on Maundy Thursday, the day before Good Friday. At the service, the British Monarch or a royal official ceremonially distributes small silver coins known as "Maundy money" (legally, "the Queen's Maundy money") as symbolic alms to elderly recipients.

VICTORIA, Queen of Great Britain and Ireland (House of Hanover), (20th June 1837 to 22nd January 1901), daughter of Edward, Duke of Kent, fourth son of George III, born 24th May 1819. The young Queen relied on Melbourne; the old Queen trusted Disraeli and Salisbury but did not give Gladstone her confidence. The main influence on her was Prince Albert and together their strict morality had a great effect on society. Queen Victoria was often amused and had a rich sense of the ridiculous. The Prince Consort encouraged trade (The Great Exhibition), and had a moderating influence on foreign policy (e.g. The "Trent" Incident). His early death prostrated her with grief and the seclusion of the 'Widow of Windsor' momentarily stirred a republicanism which was strengthened by a misunderstanding of her dependence on Brown, a servant whom Albert had valued. Enjoying the longest reign in British history, she saw her Golden and Diamond Jubilees celebrated with a very real affection throughout her Empire. Politically conservative and imperialist, she was never narrowly jingoistic and had a genuine concern for her colonial subjects, abhorring racialism and counselling restraint during the Indian mutiny.

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