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Coin: Crown 1853 (Proof only)
Description

The glamorous design makes this coin always in demand. The type was also struck in 1847. This design was never struck for circulation but was reused on the florin of 1848 - 1887, which is readily available in circulated condition.

CountryUnited Kingdom CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
Face value5 (x Shilling) TypeCrown (Gothic)
Year1853 CurrentNo (demonetised 1971)
Mintageunknown
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Royal Mint No mint mark unknown
Material0.925 Silver Designer
MonarchQueen Victoria EffigyPortrait by William Wyon (Gothic)
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)39 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)28.2760
Obverse

Crowned bust of Queen Victoria facing left, dress decorated with roses, thistles and shamrocks; around in lower case Gothic script, Victoria dei gratia britanniar. reg: f: d

Obverse inscription Victoria dei gratia britanniar. reg: f: d
Reverse

Four crowned shields forming a cross about the Star of the Garter, upper and lower shields with the arms of England, right, Scotland; left, Ireland; between shields two roses, a thistle and a shamrock; around above in lower case Gothic script, tueatur unita deus; around below, anno dom mdcccliii (translation, May God guard these United Kingdoms, Year of Our Lord 1853).

Reverse inscription

tueatur unita deus anno dom mdcccliii

EdgeInscribed (raised lettering) Edge inscription

Decus et tutamen. anno regni septimo.

Crown 1853 (Proof only): Known varieties
VarietyMintageDetails
Proof (Plain edge) unknown (included in main number) (hover mouse for text)
Crown 1853 (Proof only): Photos
Crown 1853 (Proof only): Photo Great Britain 1853 crown
Great Britain 1853 crown
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Crown 1853 (Proof only): Photo Great Britain 1853 crown
Great Britain 1853 crown
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Crown 1853 (Proof only): Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGreat Britain KM# 744
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom3883
Davenport106
Crown 1853 (Proof only): References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Mint
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Varieties Proof (Plain edge)
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1853 Proof 1 Queen Victoria British Silver "Gothic" Crown - Silveragecoins.com
List of all (45) coins of type: United Kingdom / Crown
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