Great Britain 1889 crown

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
Great Britain 1889 crown rev DC.jpg

This specimen is from a type was struck 1887-92 in some numbers but is rather expensive in nice condition. It is called the "Jubilee" crown as the bust of queen Victoria was introduced in 1887, the fiftieth anniversary of her reign. A crown was worth five shillings or sixty pence.

Recorded mintage: 1,807,000 (most common date).

Specification: 28.27 g, .925 fine silver, .840 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 765, Dav-107.

Source:

  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • Bressett, Kenneth E., A Guide Book of English Coins, Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, 2nd Ed., Racine, WI: Whitman Publishing, 1962.
  • Lobel, Richard, Mark Davidson, Allan Hailstone and Eleni Calligas, Coincraft's Standard Catalogue of English and UK Coins, 1066 to Date, London: Coincraft, 1995.
  • Skingley, Philip, ed., Standard Catalogue of British Coins: Coins of England & the United Kingdom, 46th edition, London: Spink & Son, 2011.

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