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The "Queen" of Victorian Halfcrowns? 1839 Currency Version and Superb!

7Jaguars7Jaguars Posts: 7,182 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited July 27, 2023 5:43AM in World & Ancient Coins Forum

Bias of ownership, no doubt but nevertheless remains my favorite Victorian coin:


https://images.pcgs.com/CoinFacts/18522635_147752999_max.jpg?_gl=1*7xtzec*_ga*MTEyMzgwNDM0Mi4xNjYyMzEyOTA1*_ga_J41JKCY50Z*MTY5MDQ1ODk5OC43My4wLjE2OTA0NTg5OTguNjAuMC4w

Sorry I need help in downloading directly to post....

This come from one of the very last Glenndining sales c. 2000 and I spotted it in their somewhat poorly photographed catalogue. As readers who might care are doubtlessly aware, this is a very scarce issue in currency uncirculated quality. The proofs from 1839 are getting some attention because of the Una proof of the same year, and there certainly are controversial issues with regards to grading of proofs, but I think readers will like this coin.

Love that Milled British (1830-1960)
Well, just Love coins, period.

Comments

  • scubafuelscubafuel Posts: 1,713 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Great coin!

  • 7Jaguars7Jaguars Posts: 7,182 ✭✭✭✭✭

    There are some other interesting things about this coin, as I believe it was saved out at the time of issue (although I can not prove this). I think it reveals a near as-struck condition and that rim abrasions are pre and not post strike. There are die prep lines (raised) but even under microscopy no wear to high points of devices...

    Love that Milled British (1830-1960)
    Well, just Love coins, period.
  • AtlascoinAtlascoin Posts: 40 ✭✭

    Superb example!

  • bigmarty58bigmarty58 Posts: 1,996 ✭✭✭✭✭

    <3

    Enthusiastic collector of British pre-decimal and Canadian decimal circulation coins.
  • sellitstoresellitstore Posts: 2,360 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I love the color, or colour, if you prefer.

    Collector and dealer in obsolete currency. Always buying all obsolete bank notes and scrip.
  • 7Jaguars7Jaguars Posts: 7,182 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Thanks, and really quite accurate with the coin in hand. In usual Brit fashion the coin was "graded" GEF or good Extra Fine and graded very conservatively by hosts at MS 64 with none other graded at any grade.

    Love that Milled British (1830-1960)
    Well, just Love coins, period.
  • YorkshiremanYorkshireman Posts: 4,485 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Exceptional!!
    Thanks for sharing.

    Yorkshireman,Obsessed collector of round, metallic pieces of history.Hunting for Latin American colonial portraits plus cool US & British coins.
  • MacCrimmonMacCrimmon Posts: 7,050 ✭✭✭

    @7Jaguars said:
    Thanks, and really quite accurate with the coin in hand. In usual Brit fashion the coin was "graded" GEF or good Extra Fine and graded very conservatively by hosts at MS 64 with none other graded at any grade.

    I agree; it could easily pass for a 65. Very nice specimen!!!

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