Information about effigy: Queen Victoria - Portrait by Joseph Edgar Boehm (Jubilee Head)

Queen Victoria - Portrait by Joseph Edgar Boehm (Jubilee Head)
United Kingdom / Halfcrown 1891

This portrait of Queen Victoria was struck as part of a new coinage in gold and silver to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria (50 years on the throne), 1837-1887 - hence it is known as the "Jubilee Head". It was created by Joseph Edgar Boehm, who adapted the effigy from his own Jubilee medal. This obverse proved unpopular and was only used until 1893.

The effigy shows the bust of Queen Victoria facing left, wearing the small imperial crown, a long veil falling behind her head, a pearl necklace and earrings, the Ribbon and Star of the Garter and the badge of the Imperial Order of India.

On coins of larger size, the artist's initials J.E.B. are in relief on the shoulder truncation. On smaller coins, there is no artist signature.

There are two versions of the portrait, known as "Small Head" (smaller head, more of the Queen's body shown) and "Large Head" (larger head, at the expense of some part of the Queen's shoulders being truncated).

Queen Victoria - Portrait by Joseph Edgar Boehm (Jubilee Head) - Example/s on coins
United Kingdom / Halfcrown 1891

Queen Victoria Jubilee Head on silver coinage

United Kingdom / Halfcrown 1891

Illustrated here is the older effigy of Queen Victoria on a high-grade silver coin.

Queen Victoria - Portrait by Joseph Edgar Boehm (Jubilee Head) - Coins (81)
CountryNameMintageLegend
United Kingdom Sovereign 1887 St George, Jubilee head 3,054,077 VICTORIA D : G : BRITT : REG : F : D :
United Kingdom Sixpence 1887 Withdrawn Type 3,675,607 VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITT: REGINA F: D:
United Kingdom Half Sovereign 1887 Jubilee head 1,070,567 VICTORIA DEI GRATIA
United Kingdom Sixpence 1887 New Wreath Design 3,675,607 VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITT: REGINA F: D:
United Kingdom Halfcrown 1887 Jubilee Head 1,438,046 VICTORIA DEI GRATIA
United Kingdom Five Pounds 1887 54,641 VICTORIA D: G: BRITT: REG: F: D:
United Kingdom Florin 1887 Jubilee 1,776,903 VICTORIA DEI GRATIA
United Kingdom Threepence 1887 (Circulating, Jubilee Head) 2,785,249 VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITT: REGINA F: D:
United Kingdom Crown 1887 274,665 VICTORIA D: G: BRITT: REG: F: D:
United Kingdom Shilling 1887 Shield 4,034,133 VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITT: REGINA F: D:
United Kingdom Two Pounds 1887 92,142 VICTORIA D:G: BRITT: REG: F:D:
United Kingdom Double Florin 1887 483,347 VICTORIA DEI GRATIA
United Kingdom Sixpence 1888 4,197,698 VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITT: REGINA F: D:
United Kingdom Shilling 1888 4,526,856 VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITT: REGINA F: D:
United Kingdom Threepence 1888 (Maundy) 9,528 VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITT: REGINA F: D:
United Kingdom Threepence 1888 (Circulating) 522,678 VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITT: REGINA F: D:
United Kingdom Penny 1888 (Maundy) 9,528 VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
United Kingdom Twopence 1888 (Maundy) 9,528 VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
United Kingdom Fourpence 1888 120,000 VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
United Kingdom Sovereign 1888 7,294,424 VICTORIA D : G : BRITT : REG : F : D :
United Kingdom Half Sovereign 1888 (Proof only) unknown VICTORIA DEI GRATIA
United Kingdom Double Florin 1888 243,340 VICTORIA DEI GRATIA
United Kingdom Crown 1888 131,899 VICTORIA D: G: BRITT: REG: F: D:
United Kingdom Halfcrown 1888 1,428,787 VICTORIA DEI GRATIA
United Kingdom Fourpence 1888 (Maundy) 9,528 VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
United Kingdom Florin 1888 1,547,540 VICTORIA DEI GRATIA
United Kingdom Shilling 1889 Small Head 7,039,628 VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITT: REGINA F: D:
United Kingdom Double Florin 1889 1,185,111 VICTORIA DEI GRATIA
United Kingdom Florin 1889 2,973,561 VICTORIA DEI GRATIA
United Kingdom Halfcrown 1889 4,811,954 VICTORIA DEI GRATIA
United Kingdom Half Sovereign 1889 64,000 VICTORIA DEI GRATIA
United Kingdom Fourpence 1889 (Maundy) 6,088 VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
United Kingdom Threepence 1889 (Circulating) 4,591,498 VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITT: REGINA F: D:
United Kingdom Threepence 1889 (Maundy) 6,088 VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITT: REGINA F: D:
United Kingdom Penny 1889 (Maundy) 6,088 VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
United Kingdom Sovereign 1889 13,251,455 VICTORIA D : G : BRITT : REG : F : D
United Kingdom Shilling 1889 Large Head 7,039,628 VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITT: REGINA F: D:
United Kingdom Sixpence 1889 8,738,928 VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITT: REGINA F: D:
United Kingdom Crown 1889 1,807,223 VICTORIA D: G: BRITT: REG: F: D:
United Kingdom Twopence 1889 (Maundy) 6,088 VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
United Kingdom Crown 1890 997,862 VICTORIA D: G: BRITT: REG: F: D:
United Kingdom Sovereign 1890 11,811,424 VICTORIA D : G : BRITT : REG : F : D
United Kingdom Twopence 1890 (Maundy) 8,613 VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
United Kingdom Shilling 1890 8,794,042 VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITT: REGINA F: D:
United Kingdom Fourpence 1890 (Maundy) 8,613 VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
United Kingdom Florin 1890 1,684,737 VICTORIA DEI GRATIA
United Kingdom Halfcrown 1890 3,228,111 VICTORIA DEI GRATIA
United Kingdom Half Sovereign 1890 2,266,023 VICTORIA DEI GRATIA
United Kingdom Sixpence 1890 9,386,955 VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITT: REGINA F: D:
United Kingdom Penny 1890 (Maundy) 8,613 VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
United Kingdom Threepence 1890 (Maundy) 8,613 VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITT: REGINA F: D:
United Kingdom Threepence 1890 (Circulating) 4,470,322 VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITT: REGINA F: D:
United Kingdom Double Florin 1890 782,146 VICTORIA DEI GRATIA
United Kingdom Halfcrown 1891 2,284,632 VICTORIA DEI GRATIA
United Kingdom Sixpence 1891 7,022,734 VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITT: REGINA F: D:
United Kingdom Fourpence 1891 (Maundy) 10,000 VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
United Kingdom Florin 1891 836,438 VICTORIA DEI GRATIA
United Kingdom Twopence 1891 (Maundy) 10,000 VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
United Kingdom Shilling 1891 5,665,348 VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITT: REGINA F: D:
United Kingdom Half Sovereign 1891 1,233,286 VICTORIA DEI GRATIA
United Kingdom Crown 1891 566,394 VICTORIA D: G: BRITT: REG: F: D:
United Kingdom Threepence 1891 (Circulating) 6,327,515 VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITT: REGINA F: D:
United Kingdom Sovereign 1891 11,675,068 VICTORIA D : G : BRITT : REG : F : D
United Kingdom Penny 1891 (Maundy) 10,000 VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
United Kingdom Threepence 1891 (Maundy) 10,000 VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITT: REGINA F: D:
United Kingdom Shilling 1892 4,591,622 VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITT: REGINA F: D:
United Kingdom Florin 1892 283,401 VICTORIA DEI GRATIA
United Kingdom Halfcrown 1892 1,710,946 VICTORIA DEI GRATIA
United Kingdom Twopence 1892 (Maundy) 8,524 VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
United Kingdom Half Sovereign 1892 13,680,486 VICTORIA DEI GRATIA
United Kingdom Fourpence 1892 (Maundy) 8,524 VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
United Kingdom Threepence 1892 (Maundy) 8,524 VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITT: REGINA F: D:
United Kingdom Crown 1892 451,334 VICTORIA D: G: BRITT: REG: F: D:
United Kingdom Threepence 1892 (Circulating) 2,582,714 VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITT: REGINA F: D:
United Kingdom Sovereign 1892 13,430,470 VICTORIA D : G : BRITT : REG : F : D
United Kingdom Penny 1892 (Maundy) 8,524 VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
United Kingdom Sixpence 1892 6,245,746 VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITT: REGINA F: D:
United Kingdom Threepence 1893 (Circulating, Jubilee head) 3,076,269 VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITT: REGINA F: D:
United Kingdom Sixpence 1893 Jubilee Head 7,350,619 VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITT: REGINA F: D:
United Kingdom Half Sovereign 1893 Shield 4,536,649 VICTORIA DEI GRATIA
United Kingdom Sovereign 1893 Jubilee head 3,147,352 VICTORIA D : G : BRITT : REG : F : D
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