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Coin type: Halfcrown Victoria First Issue
Description

This type was struck in substantial numbers 1839-50, then only proofs were offered 1851-53 as the Royal Mint attempted to circulate the florin (two shillings).

In 1874, production of this type resumed with a modified bust and continued until 1887.

The denomination itself continued until the end of pre-decimal sterling coinage in 1970.

CountryUnited Kingdom CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
Sub-type ofHalfcrown Sub-types
Face value2 1/2 (x Shilling)
Years produced1839 - 1887 CurrentNo (demonetised 1970)
Material0.925 Silver Designer
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm) Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)14.1380
Obverse

Head of Queen Victoria facing left, ribbon in hair; around, VICTORIA DEI GRATIA; below, the date.

Obverse inscription

VICTORIA DEI GRATIA [year]

Reverse

Within an open laurel wreath, crowned shield quartered with arms of England (1 and 4); Scotland (2) and Ireland (3); around BRITANNIARUM REGINA FID: DEF:; below, a rose, thistle and shamrock united.

Reverse inscription

BRITANNIARUM REGINA FID: DEF:

EdgeMilled Edge inscription

None

Halfcrown Victoria First Issue: Photos

Great Britain 1853 half crown
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Great Britain 1853 half crown
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Great Britain 1875 half crown
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Notes: Queen Victoria, modified Young Head.
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List of 28 coins of type: Halfcrown Victoria First Issue from United Kingdom
NameMintageReignEffigyLegend
Halfcrown 1839 unknown Queen Victoria Portrait by William Wyon (Young head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA 1839
Halfcrown 1840 386,496 Queen Victoria Portrait by William Wyon (Young head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA 1840
Halfcrown 1841 42,768 Queen Victoria Portrait by William Wyon (Young head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA 1841
Halfcrown 1842 486,288 Queen Victoria Portrait by William Wyon (Young head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA 1842
Halfcrown 1843 454,608 Queen Victoria Portrait by William Wyon (Young head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA 1843
Halfcrown 1844 1,999,008 Queen Victoria Portrait by William Wyon (Young head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA 1844
Halfcrown 1845 2,231,856 Queen Victoria Portrait by William Wyon (Young head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA 1845
Halfcrown 1846 1,907,136 Queen Victoria Portrait by William Wyon (Young head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA 1846
Halfcrown 1848 367,488 Queen Victoria Portrait by William Wyon (Young head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA 1848
Halfcrown 1849 261,360 Queen Victoria Portrait by William Wyon (Young head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA 1849
Halfcrown 1850 483,120 Queen Victoria Portrait by William Wyon (Young head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA 1850
Halfcrown 1853 (Proof only) unknown Queen Victoria Portrait by William Wyon (Young head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA 1853
Halfcrown 1862 (Proof only) unknown Queen Victoria Portrait by William Wyon (Young head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA 1862
Halfcrown 1864 (Proof only) unknown Queen Victoria Portrait by William Wyon (Young head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA 1864
Halfcrown 1874 2,188,599 Queen Victoria Portrait by William Wyon (Young head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA 1874
Halfcrown 1875 1,113,843 Queen Victoria Portrait by William Wyon (Young head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA 1875
Halfcrown 1876 633,221 Queen Victoria Portrait by William Wyon (Young head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA 1876
Halfcrown 1877 447,059 Queen Victoria Portrait by William Wyon (Young head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA 1877
Halfcrown 1878 1,466,323 Queen Victoria Portrait by William Wyon (Young head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA 1878
Halfcrown 1879 901,356 Queen Victoria Portrait by William Wyon (Young head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA 1879
Halfcrown 1880 1,346,350 Queen Victoria Portrait by William Wyon (Young head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA 1880
Halfcrown 1881 2,301,495 Queen Victoria Portrait by William Wyon (Young head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA 1881
Halfcrown 1882 808,227 Queen Victoria Portrait by William Wyon (Young head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA 1882
Halfcrown 1883 2,982,779 Queen Victoria Portrait by William Wyon (Young head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA 1883
Halfcrown 1884 1,569,175 Queen Victoria Portrait by William Wyon (Young head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA 1884
Halfcrown 1885 1,628,438 Queen Victoria Portrait by William Wyon (Young head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA 1885
Halfcrown 1886 891,767 Queen Victoria Portrait by William Wyon (Young head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA 1886
Halfcrown 1887 Young Head 1,438,046 Queen Victoria Portrait by William Wyon (Young head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA 1887