Victoria 1887 proof Shilling

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Victoria 1887 proof Shilling

Victoria (1837-1901), silver Proof Shilling, 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 BRITT: REGINA F: D:, rev. crowned quartered shield of arms, within Garter motto HONI. SOIT. QUI MAL. Y. PENSE.. date either side of strap-end at bottom, (Bull 3138; Davies 982 dies 1+C; ESC 1352; S.3926). Toned with light surface marks and hairlines, good extremely fine, has been graded and slabbed by Coin Grading Service UK as EF 70.

CGS UK certification 12893-SH.V1.1887.08

 

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

 

London Coin Grading Service as it is now termed, claim that grade 82 in their 100 point system is a traditional "AU" and equates to an American Sheldon scale of 60-61.

 

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

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£400
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