Information about effigy: Queen Victoria - Gothic Portrait by William Wyon

Queen Victoria - Gothic Portrait by William Wyon
United Kingdom / Florin 1851 Gothic

William Wyon RA (1795 in Birmingham - 29 October 1851), was official chief engraver at the Royal Mint from 1828 until his death.

The name of William Wyon is well known among coin and medal collectors because of his prodigious output and artistic skill. He designed the effigy of William IV in 1830, working from the bust by Sir Francis Chantrey, and "The Young Head", which graced Victoria's coinage from 1838 to 1860 on the pennies and the rest of the coinage until 1887.

The Gothic Portrait depicts a young Queen Victoria facing left. The Queen's hair is braided and held back in a bun, with a braid looping around her ear. Her dress is decorated with rose, thistle and shamrock - the national plants of the constituent nations of the United Kingdom (England, Scotland and Ireland respectively). The artist's initials W.W. are in the field below right.

Queen Victoria - Gothic Portrait by William Wyon - Example/s on coins
United Kingdom / Florin 1851 Gothic

Queen Victoria - Gothic Portrait on a florin

United Kingdom / Florin 1851 Gothic

The portrait was used on silver coinage, such as the florin seen here.

Queen Victoria - Gothic Portrait by William Wyon - showing 39 of 39 coins
NameMintageLegend
Crown 1847 Gothic 8,000 Victoria dei gratia britanniar. reg: f: d
Florin 1848 Godless (Proof only) unknown VICTORIA REGINA 1848
Florin 1849 Godless 413,320 VICTORIA REGINA 1849
Florin 1851 Gothic 1,540 Victoria d: g: brit: reg: f: d: mdcccli.
Florin 1852 Gothic 1,014,552 Victoria d: g: brit: reg: f: d: mdccclii.
Crown 1853 (Proof only) unknown Victoria dei gratia britanniar. reg: f: d
Florin 1853 Gothic 3,919,950 Victoria d: g: brit: reg: f: d: mdcccliii
Florin 1854 Gothic 550,413 Victoria d: g: brit: reg: f: d: mdcccliv
Florin 1855 Gothic 831,017 Victoria d: g: brit: reg: f: d: mdccclv
Florin 1856 Gothic 2,201,760 Victoria d: g: brit: reg: f: d: mdccclvi
Florin 1857 Gothic 1,671,120 Victoria d: g: brit: reg: f: d: mdccclvii
Florin 1858 Gothic 2,239,380 Victoria d: g: brit: reg: f: d: mdccclviii
Florin 1859 Gothic 2,568,060 Victoria d: g: brit: reg: f: d: mdccclix
Florin 1860 Gothic 1,475,100 Victoria d: g: brit: reg: f: d: mdccclx.
Florin 1862 Gothic 594,000 Victoria d: g: brit: reg: f: d: mdccclxii
Florin 1863 Gothic 938,520 Victoria d: g: brit: reg: f: d: mdccclxiii
Florin 1864 Gothic 1,861,200 Victoria d: g: brit: reg: f: d: mdccclxiv
Florin 1865 Gothic 1,580,040 Victoria d: g: brit: reg: f: d: mdccclxv
Florin 1866 Gothic 914,760 Victoria d: g: brit: reg: f: d: mdccclxvi
Florin 1867 Gothic 423,720 Victoria d: g: brit: reg: f: d: mdccclxvii
Florin 1868 Gothic 869,940 Victoria d: g: britt: reg: f: d: mdccclxviii
Florin 1869 Gothic 297,000 Victoria d: g: britt: reg: f: d: mdccclxix
Florin 1870 Gothic 1,080,648 Victoria d: g: britt: reg: f: d: mdccclxx
Florin 1871 Gothic 3,425,605 Victoria d: g: britt: reg: f: d: mdccclxxi
Florin 1872 Gothic 7,199,690 Victoria d: g: britt: reg: f: d: mdccclxxii
Florin 1873 Gothic 5,921,839 Victoria d: g: britt: reg: f: d: mdccclxxiii
Florin 1874 Gothic 1,642,630 Victoria d: g: britt: reg: f: d: mdccclxxiv
Florin 1875 Gothic 1,117,030 Victoria d: g: britt: reg: f: d: mdccclxxv
Florin 1876 Gothic 580,034 Victoria d: g: britt: reg: f: d: mdccclxxvi
Florin 1877 Gothic 682,292 Victoria d: g: britt: reg: f: d: mdccclxxvii
Florin 1878 Gothic 1,786,680 Victoria d: g: britt: reg: f: d: mdccclxxviii
Florin 1879 Gothic 1,512,247 Victoria d: g: britt: reg: f: d: mdccclxxix
Florin 1880 Gothic 2,161,170 Victoria d: g: britt: reg: f: d: mdccclxxx
Florin 1881 Gothic 2,576,337 Victoria d: g: britt: reg: f: d: mdccclxxxi
Florin 1883 Gothic 3,555,667 Victoria d: g: britt: reg: f: d: mdccclxxxiii
Florin 1884 Gothic 1,447,379 Victoria d: g: britt: reg: f: d: mdccclxxxiv
Florin 1885 Gothic 1,758,210 Victoria d: g: britt: reg: f: d: mdccclxxxv
Florin 1886 Gothic 591,773 Victoria d: g: britt: reg: f: d: mdccclxxxvi
Florin 1887 Gothic 1,776,903 Victoria d: g: britt: reg: f: d: mdccclxxxvii
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Queen Victoria - Gothic Portrait by William Wyon: Details
Year1847
Personal InformationQueen Victoria
CountryUnited Kingdom
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