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 LVIII" (A decoration and a guard. Regnal year 58.) or "DECUS ET TUTAMEN ANNO REGNI LIX" (Regnal year 59).
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).