Gold coin; Denomination: Crown
Royal Mint, London
Queen Victoria (1837-1901)
A crown is a 5 shillings coin, this type not released for circulation. Exhibited by the Melbourne Mint at the 1888 Melbourne International Exhibitions.
Croowned bust of the Queen cacing left, dress decorated with roses, thistles and shamrocks; around in lower case Gothic script, Victoria dei gratia britanniar. reg: f.d.
Four crowned shields forming a cross about the Star of the Garter, upper and lower shields with the arms of England, right, Scotland; left, Ireland; between shields two roses, a thistle and a shamrock; around above in lower case Gothic script, tueatur unita deus; around below, anno dom mdcccxlvii (translation, may God guard these united kingdoms, year of Our Lord 1847)
In raised lower case gothic script, Decus et tutamenanno regni undecimo
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Mr William Dyce RA
Designed the reverse for the Godless florin which was retained for the Gothic issues and used on the crown.
Type of item
39 mm (Outside Diameter), 28.204 g (Weight)
2 mm (Length), 37 mm (Outside Diameter)
[Book] Skingley, Philip. 2007. Coins of England and the United Kingdom., Spink 3883 Pages