|Victoria Crown "Jubilee Head"
|Victoria Crown "Young Head"
|The "Young head" was designed and engraved by William Wyon,
J.B. Merlen was the designer and engraver of the reverse.
The "Jubilee head" designed by Joseph Edgar Boehm but it was
engraved by L.C. Wyon. L.C. Wyon also designed and engraved
the reverse. The George and dragon reverse is a modified version
of Benedetto Pistrucci's design.
The "Old head" was and the reverse were designed by Sir Thomas
Brock,but engraved by George William de Saulles. The George and
dragon reverse is a modified version of Benedetto Pistrucci's
"Gothic" Crowns were produced for two years of Queen Victoria's
reign, these being 1847 and 1853 (only as a proof edition).
"Gothic" Crowns were designed by William Wyon, Where as the
reverses were designed by William Dyce. They are dated using
Roman numerals. These Crowns were not issued for circulation and
are therefor found in mostly extra fine to uncirculated condition.
They are also highly sought after by many collectors and usually
sell for quite a high price.
1839-1901 Silver, 28.3 grams, 38mm Diameter.
|Victoria Crown "Old Head"
|Victoria Gothic Crown
1847 & 1853
|Courtesy of Derek Allen