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Coin: Crown 1892
Description

A crown is a 5 shillings coin. Struck as part of a new coinage to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria, 1837-1887. The coins all shared a new obverse of the Queen, adapted from Boehm's own Jubillee medal. It proved unpopular and was replaced in 1893.

CountryUnited Kingdom CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
Face value5 (x Shilling) TypeCrown (St George)
Year1892 CurrentNo (demonetised 1971)
Mintage451,334 (451334)
Mints
NameMintageMint mark
Royal Mint 451,334 (451334) No mint mark
Material0.925 Silver DesignerBenedetto Pistrucci
MonarchQueen Victoria EffigyPortrait by Joseph Edgar Boehm (Jubilee head)
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)39 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)28.2760
Obverse

Bust of Queen Victoria facing left wearing the small imperial crown (the so-called "Jubilee Head"), 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 D: G: BRITT: REG: F: D:

Obverse inscription VICTORIA D: G: BRITT: REG: F: D:
Reverse

St George on horseback advancing to right wearing a helmet and cape and holding a sword; below horse, fallen dragon with lance in its side; below exergue line at right the artist's initials B.P. (Benedetto Pistrucci); in exergue, 1892.

Reverse inscription

1892

EdgeMilled Edge inscription

None

Crown 1892: Photos
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Crown 1892: Photo Coin - Crown, Queen Victoria, Great Britain, 1892
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Crown 1892: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGreat Britain KM# 765
Spink/Seaby, Coins of England and the United Kingdom3921
Davenport107
Crown 1892: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Museum Victoria Collections 2016 Coin description link
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Mint
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Mintage
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1892 Queen Victoria British Silver "Jubilee Head" Crown - Silveragecoins.com
Crown 1892: Some useful external links
Museum Victoria Collections: Coin - Crown, Queen Victoria, Great Britain, 1892 Great Britain 1892 crown - CoinFactsWiki
List of all (45) coins of type: United Kingdom / Crown
Crown 1818 Crown 1819 Crown 1820 Crown 1821 Crown 1822 Crown 1825 (Proof only)
Crown 1826 (Proof only) Crown 1831 (Proof only) Crown 1834 (Pattern) Crown 1839 (Proof only) Crown 1844 Crown 1845
Crown 1847 Crown 1847 Gothic Crown 1853 (Proof only) Crown 1887 Crown 1888 Crown 1889
Crown 1890 Crown 1891 Crown 1892 Crown 1893 Crown 1894 Crown 1895
Crown 1896 Crown 1897 Crown 1898 Crown 1899 Crown 1900 Crown 1902
Crown 1927 (Proof only) Crown 1928 Crown 1929 Crown 1930 Crown 1931 Crown 1932
Crown 1933 Crown 1934 Crown 1935 Rocking Horse Crown 1936 Crown 1937 Crown 1951 Festival of Britain
Crown 1953 Crown 1960 Crown 1965 Churchill