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Victoria 1893 silver proof Set

Victoria (1837-1901), silver Proof set (6), 1893, silver Crown, Halfcrown, Florin, Shilling, Sixpence and Threepence, older crowned and veiled bust left, T.B. initials below truncation for designer Thomas Brock, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding, rev. Crown with St George and dragon right, date in exergue, Halfcrown with crowned quartered spade shaped shield of arms, within Order of the Garter, date at bottom, legend surrounding, Florin with crown over three emblematic shields over crossed sceptres, emblems and garter with outer legend surrounding, Shilling with individual crowned emblematic shields, with emblems and garter around, outer legend surrounding, Sixpence with crowned mark of value in words within wreath, date below, Threepence with crowned mark of value within wreath, date either side of 3 (S.PS8; Crown Bull 2594, ESC 304, L&S 109, Davies 501, S.3937; Halfcrown Bull 2779, ESC 727, Davies 663, S.3938; Florin Bull 2963, ESC 877, Davies 831 dies 2+A, S.3939; Shilling Bull 3155, ESC 1362, Davies 1011 dies 2+A, S.3940; Sixpence Bull 3286, ESC 1763, Davies 1181 2+A, S3941; Threepence Bull 3445, ESC 2105, Davies 1350 dies 1+A, S.3942). All with attractive dark tone, signs of light handling only, crown with old nick in reverse field, Halfcrown Florin Sixpence and threepence with some light field hairlines only, Shilling with spot on cheek, otherwise practically as struck in more modern fitted case.

The silver proof sets of the new coinage were sold in small quantities though were more popular than the Boehm design of 1887 with the actual number sold at556 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.

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