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Live auction - fwo_547584 - GREAT-BRITAIN - VICTORIA 1 Crown buste du jubilé 1887

GREAT-BRITAIN - VICTORIA 1 Crown buste du jubilé 1887  AU/MS
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Estimate : 225 €
Price : 185 €
Maximum bid : 185 €
End of the sale : 29 October 2019 17:26:07
bidders : 7 bidders
Type : 1 Crown buste du jubilé
Date: 1887
Quantity minted : 173000
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 925 ‰
Diameter : 39 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 28,33 g.
Edge : striée
Coments on the condition:
Très bel exemplaire, agréable en main, revêtue d’une très belle patine grise aux reflets dorés et sans réel point d’usure
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : VICTORIA D: G: - BRITT: REG: F: D:.
Obverse description : Buste couronné de Victoria à gauche avec une robe d'apparat ; signé J.E.B. en relief sur la tranche du vêtement.
Obverse translation : (Victoria par la grâce de Dieu, reine des Bretons, défenseur de la Foi).

Reverse


Reverse legend : A L'EXERGUE : 1887.
Reverse description : Saint Georges à cheval bondissant à droite, casqué, nu, le manteau flottant sur l'épaule, terrassant le dragon ; signé B.P..

Commentary


La Couronne (Crown) a été introduite en Angleterre par la réforme monétaire d’Henri VIII en 1526. Elle vaut 5 Shillings. La dénomination “Crown” sera abandonnée en 1950 au profit de la mention “5 Shillings”..

Historical background


GREAT BRITAIN - VICTORIA

(20/06/1837-22/01/1901)

Victoria (1819-1901) is the daughter of Edward, Duke of Kent, and granddaughter of George III. She succeeded her uncle William IV in 1837 and married her cousin Albert, Prince of Saxe-Coburg in 1840, against the advice of his mother. She has had nine children, but was widowed in 1861. While respecting the rules of the parliamentary system, it attempts to impose its views in the field of foreign affairs. His favorite, Disraeli, giving him the title of Empress of India in 1876. Respected and loved, active and assertive, Victoria appears in his time as a symbol of imperialist England. His reign marked the apogee of British power.

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