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HM31925

Victoria 1887 7-coin silver proof Set for the Golden Jubilee

Regular price £6,750
Regular price Sale price £6,750

Victoria (1837-1901), silver proof Set (7), 1887, struck for the Golden Jubilee, silver Crown, Double-Florin, Halfcrown, Florin, Shilling, Sixpence and Threepence, Jubilee crowned and veiled bust left, J.E.B. initials on truncation for designer Joseph Edgar Boehm, J.E.B. below truncation on Sixpence, blank truncation on Threepence, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding, rev. Crown with St George and dragon right, date in exergue, B.P. for Benedetto Pistrucci to upper right, Double-Florin and Florin with crowned cruciform shields, sceptres in angles, garter star at centre, Arabic 1 in date of Double-Florin, Halfcrown with crowned quartered shield of arms, within Order of the Garter, date at bottom, legend surrounding, Shilling and Sixpence with crowned quartered shield of arms, within Garter motto, date below, Threepence with crowned mark of value within wreath, date either side of 3 (S.PS6; Crown Bull 2586, ESC 297, L&S 74, Davies 480, S.3921; Double-Florin Bull 2698, ESC 396, L&S 98, Davies 541, S.3923; Halfcrown Bull 2772, ESC 720, Davies 641, S.3924; Florin Bull 2954, ESC 869, Davies 810, S.3925; Shilling Bull 3138, ESC 1352, Davies 982, S.3926; Sixpence Bull 3269, ESC 1753A, Davies 1151 2+A, S3929; Threepence Bull 3437, ESC 2097, Davies 1331 dies 2+A, S.3931). A well struck up set with matching mottled uniform tone, some with some hairlines, and light brushmarks, generally about extremely fine or better and rare.

The silver proof sets sold in much smaller quantities than the sets with the gold coins at the time of the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria. The actual number sold was a mere 287 sets and not all of them would have opted to have the deluxe fitted case hence why this set perhaps has a more modern box. This set is also unusual in that the Sixpence and Threepence are unusual Davies die varieties, probably suggesting the silver sets only were struck on a different day "a journey" in mint terms, to the other proof sets that came with the gold coins.

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