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Coin: Crown 1839 (Proof only)
Description

CountryUnited Kingdom CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
Face value5 (x Shilling) TypeCrown (Shield)
Year1839 CurrentNo (demonetised 1971)
Mintageunknown
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Royal Mint No mint mark unknown
Material0.925 Silver Designer
MonarchQueen Victoria EffigyPortrait by William Wyon (Young head)
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)39 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)28.2760
Obverse

Head of Queen Victoria facing left wearing ribbon in hair; in small letters on neck truncation the artist's name W. WYON R.A.; around, VICTORIA DEI GRATIA; below, 1839.

Obverse inscription VICTORIA DEI GRATIA 1839
Reverse

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

Reverse inscription

BRITANNIARUM REGINA FID: DEF:

EdgePlain Edge inscription

None

Notes

This rare crown is not listed in Davenport; perhaps he dismissed it as a pattern.

Crown 1839 (Proof only): Photos
Crown 1839 (Proof only): Photo Proof Coin - Crown, Queen Victoria, Great Britain, 1839
Proof Coin - Crown, Queen Victoria, Great Britain, 1839
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Crown 1839 (Proof only): Photo Proof Coin - Crown, Queen Victoria, Great Britain, 1839
Proof Coin - Crown, Queen Victoria, Great Britain, 1839
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Crown 1839 (Proof only): Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGreat Britain KM# 741
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom3882
Crown 1839 (Proof only): References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Museums Victoria Collections 2016 Coin description link
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Mint
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Crown 1839 (Proof only): Some useful external links
Museums Victoria: Proof Coin - Crown, Queen Victoria, Great Britain, 1839
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