A crown is a 5 shillings coin. Struck as part of a new coinage introduced for the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria, 1837-1893. The coins all shared a new obverse of the Queen known as the veiled head.
The edge inscription reads "DECUS ET TUTAMEN ANNO REGNI LVI" (A decoration and a guard. Regnal year 56.) or "DECUS ET TUTAMEN ANNO REGNI LVII" (Regnal year 57).
Crowned bust of Queen Victoria facing left wearing veil over back of crown, ribbon and star of the Garter, pearl necklet with pendant and pearl earring; around, VICTORIA. DEI. GRA. BRITT. REGINA. FID. DEF. IND. IMP.; in field below bust the artist's initials, T.B. (Thomas Brock).