Victoria 1887 proof Halfcrown CGS AU78

Victoria 1887 proof Halfcrown CGS AU78

Victoria (1837-1901), silver Proof Halfcrown, 1887, crowned and veiled Jubilee type bust left, angled J type J.E.B. on truncation for engraver Joseph Edgar Boehm, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding both sides, VICTORIA DEI GRATIA, rev. crowned quartered shield of arms, within Order of the Garter, French garter motto HONI. SOIT. QUI MAL. Y. PENSE.. date either side of St George and dragon at bottom, BRITANNIARUM REGINA FID: DEF: (Bull 2772; Davies 641; ESC 720; S.3924). Toned with some brilliance, light surface marks, otherwise practically as struck, has been graded and slabbed by Coin Grading Service UK as AU78.

CGS UK certification 13452-HC.V1.1887.05


The Latin legend translates as "Victoria by the grace of God," on the obverse and "Queen of the Britons, Defender of the Faith." on the reverse.


London Coin Grading Service as it is now termed, claim that grade 78 in their 100 point system is a traditional "UNC" and equates to an American Sheldon scale of 63-64.


Struck for the fiftieth anniversary, Golden Jubilee of the reign.


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