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A magnificent silver crown coin, 1847.

£2,450.00

A magnificent silver crown coin, 1847.

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A magnificent silver crown coin featuring the gothic design dated MDCCCXLVII (1847).  Only struck in two years.  Few of these were ever circulated as its intention was to guage public reaction to the proposed gothic design.  The obverse has a large bust of Queen Victoria, crowned with long hair braid and the engravers initial W.W. incuse on the truncation of her shoulder for William Wyon.  The gothis style script is unusual as it uses both lower and upper case.  The reverse has the crowned cruciform shields bearing three lions for England, lion rampant for Scotland and harp for Ireland.