United Kingdom: Coin Crown 1853 (Proof only) - detailed information

United Kingdom: Coin Crown 1853 (Proof only)
CoinCrown 1853 (Proof only)

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.

MintRoyal Mint
Obverse
United Kingdom / Crown 1853 (Proof only) - obverse photo

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
United Kingdom / Crown 1853 (Proof only) - reverse photo

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 InscriptionDecus et tutamen. anno regni septimo.
Crown 1853 (Proof only): Known varieties
Variety Proof (Plain edge)
Mintage unknown (included in total)
DetailsAccording to the Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1649 - 1971, "Extremely rare".
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)
All (45) Coins of Country: United Kingdom, Type: Crown
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Crown 1818 155,232 Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate Head) GEORGIVS III D : G : BRITANNIARUM REX F: D: 1818
Crown 1819 683,496 Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate Head) GEORGIVS III D : G : BRITANNIARUM REX F: D: 1819
Crown 1820 448,272 Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate Head) GEORGIVS III D : G : BRITANNIARUM REX F: D: 1820
Crown 1821 437,976 Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate head) GEORGIUS IIII D: G: BRITANNIAR: REX F: D:
Crown 1822 124,929 Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate head) GEORGIUS IIII D: G: BRITANNIAR: REX F: D:
Crown 1825 (Proof only) unknown Portrait by Jean Baptiste Merlen GEORGIUS IV DEI GRATIA 1825
Crown 1826 (Proof only) 150 Portrait by Jean Baptiste Merlen GEORGIUS IV DEI GRATIA 1826
Crown 1831 (Proof only) 100 Portrait by William Wyon GULIELMUS IIII D: G: BRITANNIAR: REX F: D:
Crown 1834 (Pattern) unknown Portrait by William Wyon GULIELMUS IIII D: G: BRITANNIAR: REX F: D:
Crown 1839 (Proof only) unknown Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA 1839
Crown 1844 94,248 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA 1844
Crown 1845 159,192 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA 1845
Crown 1847 140,976 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA 1847
Crown 1847 Gothic 8,000 Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) Victoria dei gratia britanniar. reg: f: d
Crown 1853 (Proof only) unknown Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) Victoria dei gratia britanniar. reg: f: d
Crown 1887 274,665 Portrait by Joseph Edgar Boehm (Jubilee head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITT: REG: F: D:
Crown 1888 131,899 Portrait by Joseph Edgar Boehm (Jubilee head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITT: REG: F: D:
Crown 1889 1,807,223 Portrait by Joseph Edgar Boehm (Jubilee head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITT: REG: F: D:
Crown 1890 997,862 Portrait by Joseph Edgar Boehm (Jubilee head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITT: REG: F: D:
Crown 1891 566,394 Portrait by Joseph Edgar Boehm (Jubilee head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITT: REG: F: D:
Crown 1892 451,334 Portrait by Joseph Edgar Boehm (Jubilee head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITT: REG: F: D:
Crown 1893 499,157 Portrait by Sir Thomas Brock (Veiled Head) VICTORIA. DEI. GRA. BRITT. REGINA. FID. DEF. IND. IMP.
Crown 1894 144,906 Portrait by Sir Thomas Brock (Veiled Head) VICTORIA. DEI. GRA. BRITT. REGINA. FID. DEF. IND. IMP.
Crown 1895 252,862 Portrait by Sir Thomas Brock (Veiled Head) VICTORIA. DEI. GRA. BRITT. REGINA. FID. DEF. IND. IMP.
Crown 1896 317,599 Portrait by Sir Thomas Brock (Veiled Head) VICTORIA. DEI. GRA. BRITT. REGINA. FID. DEF. IND. IMP.
Crown 1897 252,118 Portrait by Sir Thomas Brock (Veiled Head) VICTORIA. DEI. GRA. BRITT. REGINA. FID. DEF. IND. IMP.
Crown 1898 161,450 Portrait by Sir Thomas Brock (Veiled Head) VICTORIA. DEI. GRA. BRITT. REGINA. FID. DEF. IND. IMP.
Crown 1899 166,300 Portrait by Sir Thomas Brock (Veiled Head) VICTORIA. DEI. GRA. BRITT. REGINA. FID. DEF. IND. IMP.
Crown 1900 353,356 Portrait by Sir Thomas Brock (Veiled Head) VICTORIA. DEI. GRA. BRITT. REGINA. FID. DEF. IND. IMP.
Crown 1902 271,143 Portrait by George William de Saulles (Bare Head) EDWARDVS VII DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:
Crown 1927 (Proof only) 15,030 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Crown 1928 9,034 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Crown 1929 4,994 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Crown 1930 4,847 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Crown 1931 4,056 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Crown 1932 2,395 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Crown 1933 7,132 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Crown 1934 932 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Crown 1935 Rocking Horse 717,269 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V. DG. BRITT: OMN: REX. FD. IND: IMP:
Crown 1936 2,473 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Crown 1937 445,101 King George VI by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX.
Crown 1951 Festival of Britain 2,003,540 King George VI by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX F: D: FIVE SHILLINGS
Crown 1953 6,002,621 On Horseback, by Gilbert Ledward ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · BRITT OMN · REGINA · FIDEI · DEFENSOR
Crown 1960 1,094,038 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA F. D. FIVE SHILLINGS
Crown 1965 Churchill 19,640,000 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA F. D. 1965
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Crown 1853 (Proof only): Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
PeriodPound Sterling (pre-decimal) (1801 - 1971)
Coin TypeCrown (Gothic)
Issued1853
MonarchQueen Victoria
EffigyPortrait by William Wyon (Gothic)
Face Value5 (x Shilling)
CurrentNo (demonetised 1971)
Mintageunknown
Material0.925 Silver
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)39
Mass (g)28.2760
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