United Kingdom: Coin Five Shillings 1853 - detailed information

United Kingdom: Coin Five Shillings 1853
CoinFive Shillings 1853

This is a pattern which was considered for mass production but not approved or released.

MintRoyal Mint
Obverse
United Kingdom / Five Shillings 1853 - obverse photo

Head of Queen Victoria facing left wearing ribbon in her hair; around, VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:.

Obverse Inscription VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Reverse
United Kingdom / Five Shillings 1853 - reverse photo

Below a crown, on two lines the denomination FIVE SHILLINGS (which is equal to a quarter sovereign, one sovereign being one pound which is subdivided into 20 shillings); below the denomination, the date 1853; below that a rose, thistle and shamrock united.

Reverse Inscription FIVE SHILLINGS 1853
EdgePlain
Edge InscriptionNone
All (2) Coins of Country: United Kingdom, Type: Quarter Sovereign (Pre-decimal)
Five Shillings 1853: Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
PeriodPound Sterling (pre-decimal) (1801 - 1971)
Coin TypeQuarter Sovereign (Pre-decimal)
Issued1853
MonarchQueen Victoria
EffigyPortrait by William Wyon (Young Head)
Face Value1/4 (x Pound)
CurrentNo
Mintageunknown
MaterialGold
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationSame (Medal Alignment, Axis 0 / Axis 12)
Size (mm)13
Mass (g)2.0810
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Five Shillings 1853: Photos
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Gold 5 shillings, Great Britain, 1853
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Gold 5 shillings, Great Britain, 1853
Copyright: American Numismatic Society / CC BY NC
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Five Shillings 1853: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGreat Britain KM# Pn112