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Coin type: Shilling Shield
Description

Composition: 0.925 silver (0.1682 oz ASW).

CountryUnited Kingdom CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
Sub-type ofShilling Sub-types
Face value1 (x Shilling)
Years produced1887 - 1892 CurrentNo (demonetised 1990)
Material0.925 Silver Designer
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm) Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)5.6552
Obverse

Bust of Queen Victoria facing left ("Small Head" variety 1887 to 1889, then "Large Head" 1889 to 1892), wearing the small imperial crown, long veil falling behind her head, pearl necklace and earring, Ribbon and Star of the Garter and the badge of the Imperial Order of India; in small raised letters on the bust truncation, the artist's initials J.E.B. (Joseph Edgar Boehm); around, VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITT: REGINA F: D:.

Obverse inscription

VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITT: REGINA F: D:

Reverse

Within the Garter, crowned square shield quartered with the arms of England (1 & 4), Scotland (2) and Ireland (3); motto on Garter, HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE; below, divided by the base of the Garter, the date.

Reverse inscription

HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE [year]

EdgeMilled Edge inscription

None

Shilling Shield: Photos

Coin - Shilling, Queen Victoria, Great Britain, 1887
Copyright: Museum Victoria / CC BY
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Notes: Common reverse (1887 - 1892).
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Coin - Shilling, Queen Victoria, Great Britain, 1888
Copyright: Museum Victoria / CC BY
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Notes: Queen Victoria, "Small Jubilee head" (1887 - 1889).
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Coin - Shilling, Queen Victoria, Great Britain, 1890
Copyright: Museum Victoria / CC BY
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Notes: Queen Victoria, "Large Jubilee head" (1889 - 1892).
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List of 7 coins of type: Shilling Shield from United Kingdom
NameMintageReignEffigyLegend
Shilling 1887 Shield 4,034,133 Queen Victoria Portrait by Joseph Edgar Boehm (Jubilee head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITT: REGINA F: D:
Shilling 1888 4,526,856 Queen Victoria Portrait by Joseph Edgar Boehm (Jubilee head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITT: REGINA F: D:
Shilling 1889 Small Head 7,039,628 Queen Victoria Portrait by Joseph Edgar Boehm (Jubilee head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITT: REGINA F: D:
Shilling 1889 Large Head 7,039,628 Queen Victoria Portrait by Joseph Edgar Boehm (Jubilee head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITT: REGINA F: D:
Shilling 1890 8,794,042 Queen Victoria Portrait by Joseph Edgar Boehm (Jubilee head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITT: REGINA F: D:
Shilling 1891 5,665,348 Queen Victoria Portrait by Joseph Edgar Boehm (Jubilee head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITT: REGINA F: D:
Shilling 1892 4,591,622 Queen Victoria Portrait by Joseph Edgar Boehm (Jubilee head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITT: REGINA F: D: