Great Britain 1895 crown

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Heritage sale 3024, lot 24378
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 24378 in Heritage sale 3024 (Chicago, April 2013), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "Victoria Crown 1895, Old or Veiled Head, LIX edge, MS64 'A-Tokyo Collection' NGC, richly toned and especially lovely. Crowns of this type are scarce even in AU condition, which is the state of most of the better ones found in Britain." The type was struck 1893-1900 in some numbers but is rather expensive in nice condition. A crown was worth five shillings or sixty pence.

Recorded mintage: 253,000 (LVIII and LIX).

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

Catalog reference: S-3937, KM783, Dav-108.

Sources:

  • 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.
  • Lobel, Richard, Mark Davidson, Allan Hailstone and Eleni Calligas, Coincraft's Standard Catalogue of English and UK Coins, 1066 to Date, London: Coincraft, 1995.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3024, featuring the Kairos and Elizabeth McPhall Charters Collections, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.

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