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Coin: Crown 1844
Description

The edge lettering reads "DECUS ET TUTAMEN. ANNO REGNI VIII.", with cinquefoil or star stops.

CountryUnited Kingdom CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
Face value5 (x Shilling) TypeCrown (Shield)
Year1844 CurrentNo (demonetised 1971)
Mintage94,248 (94248)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Royal Mint No mint mark 94,248 (94248)
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, 1844.

Obverse inscription VICTORIA DEI GRATIA 1844
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 inscriptionBRITANNIARUM REGINA FID: DEF:
EdgeInscribed Edge inscriptionDECUS ET TUTAMEN. ANNO REGNI VIII.
Crown 1844: Known varieties
VarietyMintageDetails
Edge lettering with cinquefoil stops unknown (included in main number)
Proof unknown
Crown 1844: Photos
Crown 1844: Photo Coin - Crown, Queen Victoria, Great Britain, 1844
Coin - Crown, Queen Victoria, Great Britain, 1844
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Crown 1844: Photo Coin - Crown, Queen Victoria, Great Britain, 1844
Coin - Crown, Queen Victoria, Great Britain, 1844
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Crown 1844: Photo Great Britain 1844 crown
Great Britain 1844 crown
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Crown 1844: Photo Great Britain 1844 crown
Great Britain 1844 crown
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Crown 1844: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGreat Britain KM# 741
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom3882
Davenport105
Crown 1844: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Museums Victoria Collections 2016 Coin description link
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Mint
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Mintage
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom Varieties Edge lettering with cinquefoil stops
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Varieties Proof
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Crown 1844: Links to sites that (may) sell similar coins
1844 Queen Victoria British Silver "Young Head" Crown - Silveragecoins.com
Crown 1844: Some useful external links
Museums Victoria: Coin - Crown, Queen Victoria, Great Britain, 1844 Great Britain 1844 crown - CoinFactsWiki
American Numismatic Society: Silver crown, London (England)
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