Great Britain 1892 crown

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Heritage sale 3021, lot 21035
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 21035 in Heritage sale 3021 (New York, January 2013), where it sold for $3,965.63. The catalog description[1] noted, "Victoria Crown 1892, Jubilee Head, MS67 PCGS, a superb coin having soft satiny-texture luster (compare it to the reflective luster of the MS66 piece), a really sharp strike, and technically superior surfaces toned a deep reddish gold with some olive-green iridescent hues. Almost all jubilee crowns in UNC conditions show lots of marks, some having gashes, and many have been dipped to bring out their luster. The population of superb, and original, jubilee crowns, such as this and the other beautiful 1892 in this collection, is tiny and will always be the merest fraction of all known crowns of this style. Truly rare in condition. From The Kairos Collection." 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: 451,000.

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

Catalog reference: S-3921, KM 765, Dav-107.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • Bressett, Kenneth E., A Guide Book of English Coins, Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, 2nd Ed., Racine, WI: Whitman Publishing, 1962.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3021, featuring the Cecil Webster, Richard P. Ariagno and Elizabeth McPhall Charters Collection, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2012.

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