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