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Victoria 1893 proof Shilling CGS UNC90

Victoria (1837-1901), Proof silver Shilling, 1893, older crowned and veiled bust left, T.B. below for designer Thomas Brock, legend and toothed border surrounding, VICTORIA. DEI. GRA. BRITT. REGINA. FID. DEF. IND. IMP., first I of legend to gap in teeth, rev. three crowned emblematic shields, interspaced with emblems, garter motto HONI. SO QVI. MAL Y. PENSE., outer legend surrounding, ONE+ SHILLING+, date at bottom (Bull 3155; Davies 1011 dies 2+A; ESC 1362; S.3940). Attractively toned, practically as struck, has been slabbed and graded by Coin Grading Service UK as a UNC90.

CGS UK certification 9137-SH.V1.1893.03

The Latin legends translates on obverse as "Victoria by the Grace of God, Queen of the Briton's, Defender of the Faith, Empress of India."

London Coin Grading Service as it is now termed, claim that grade 90 in their 100 point system is a traditional "near FDC" and equates to an American Sheldon scale of 66.

Provenance:
London Coins, Auction 138, 1st September 2012, lot 818.

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