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I'd like to get in touch with fellow Victoria collectors and share finds and such.

How many of you collect her?


I love Victorian coins. I try to get them in the best possible mint state or proof condition to enjoy the wonderful engraving (Wyon, for the most part). So far, a nice YH Crown has eluded me. The best I ever saw was priced outrageously, so I didn't buy it.


I have the following Victorian coins:


1847 Gothic Crown PCGS PF64 (old green holder - today a 65 probably)

1848 Penny Choice RB Unc

1848 Pattern Florin One Centum Reverse GEM Proof (raw PF67)

1850 Half Crown Superb GEM UNC (raw MS66-67) (finest known?)

1854 Penny Choice RB Unc

1855 Half Penny Superb Gem Brn (raw MS67)

1861 Shilling Gem UNC

1862 Half Penny PCGS MS65RED

1862 Half Penny Gem R/B (raw -MS65)

1862 Penny Superb Gem R/B (raw -MS67)

1864 Gothic Florin Choice Unc

1865 Shilling PCGS MS66

1874 Shilling Gem Unc

1877 Penny Gem Unc (raw -MS65)

1878 Proof Farthing P-1897 PCGS PF66 R/B (Ex Norweb) - shown at top

1887 Weyl Pattern Half Penny P-2192 PCGS PF66 (Ex Terner)

1887 Half Crown Choice Unc (raw -MS64)

1888 Double Florin Choice Unc (raw MS64)

1893 Florin PCGS PF65

1895 Shilling Gem Unc (raw MS65)


One of these days, I will post some pictures. Some pictures are already posted on Omnicoin in my collection (http://www.omnicoin.com/?collection=ahlbeback). I also collect Choice and Gem Russian coins, but these days, I am priced out of the market. I was lucky to be able to get a few really nice coins before the Russians made that almost impossible for most of us. The coin pictured with my ID is a rouble coin that I was able to buy from one of the Hesselgesser auctions. I'm told it is probably the finest known non-proof Wings Down 1826 rouble.

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there are 2 types of 1895 shillings,

i have a fair few viccies, some very nice designs in that era and the start of affordables

i'll put my best pics up as images, i'll link to others.


http://www.omnicoin.com/coin_view.aspx?id=96312 lustrous 1840 farthing


few links (doing them in order)

http://www.omnicoin.com/coin_view.aspx?id=966727 1844 1/2 farthing

http://www.omnicoin.com/coin_view.aspx?id=963190 1853 farthing VF

http://www.omnicoin.com/coin_view.aspx?id=962353 1854 halfpenny VF


http://www.omnicoin.com/coin_view.aspx?id=962345 - the jewel in the crown 1858 small date farthing, bought for about £6... worth about £100



http://www.omnicoin.com/coin_view.aspx?id=964646 nice oddity near lighthouse




http://www.omnicoin.com/coin_view.aspx?id=962346 1861 farthing EF, bargain buy at £1



http://www.omnicoin.com/coin_view.aspx?id=966090 1862 halfpenny 2 over 2


http://www.omnicoin.com/coin_view.aspx?id=966774 1866 farthing many errors on obverse

http://www.omnicoin.com/coin_view.aspx?id=963515 1874 farthing EF grade

http://www.omnicoin.com/coin_view.aspx?id=966108 1875 large date penny aVF

http://www.omnicoin.com/coin_view.aspx?id=962347 1875 farthing large date scarse aVF

http://www.omnicoin.com/coin_view.aspx?id=962992 1879 spink patina crown, not really a victorian coin



http://www.omnicoin.com/coin_view.aspx?id=962406 £3 1884 gothic florin

http://www.omnicoin.com/coin_view.aspx?id=962354 gold coloured dipped 1886 halfpenny

http://www.omnicoin.com/coin_view.aspx?id=963181 1886 farthing VF+



http://www.omnicoin.com/coin_view.aspx?id=962885 1887 withdrawn type Sixpence



http://www.omnicoin.com/coin_view.aspx?id=967767 1895 small rose shilling scarce


http://www.omnicoin.com/coin_view.aspx?id=967121 1896 halfpenny aEF (looks dug up perhaps lower)



http://www.omnicoin.com/coin_view.aspx?id=967122 1901 halfpenny (about £3 for this and the 1896) EF with lustre

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Ive got 3 Victorian crowns, in various grades:









Got a couple of others too which I will post later if anyone wants to see?

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i don´t collect her but if i stumble on a nice circular piece of metal with her portrait i certainly will ask for a price.


Like these:




Crimean War 1854-56 campaign medal, designed by Benjamin Wyon, 1854 AD.,

Silver Medal (36 mm / 31,11 g),

Obv.: VICTORIA REGINA / 1854 / B WYON SC , diademed head of Queen Victoria I left.

Rev.: CRIMEA / B WYON SC. , winged figure of Victory crowning a Roman soldier, who is holding a shield in his left hand and a sword in his right, with a laurel wreath. The word ‘CRIMEA’ can bee seen to the left while the designer’s name is visible in tiny letters to the lower right.

Edge: unnamed as initially issued,





International Exhibition, by Allen and Moore, 1851 AD.,

White Metal Medal (52 mm / 38,51 g),

Obv.: QUEEN VICTORIA & - PR. ALBERT , their busts left, all in wreath.

Rev.: THE INTERNATIONAL INDUSTRIAL EXHIBITION / LONDON, 1851 // PROPOSED BY H. R. H. PRINCE ALBERT / DESIGNED BY JOSEPH PAXTON ESQ. F. L. S., / ERECTED BY FOX, HENDERSON & Co., / LENGTH 1848 FEET, WIDTH 456 FEET, / HEIGHT OF PRINCIPAL ROOF 66 FEET, / HEIGHT OF TRANSEPT 108 FEET, / GLAZED SURFACE 900.000 SUP FEET, / OCCUPIES 18 ACRES / OF GROUND, / ESTIMATED VALUE L 150.000. , the huge building known as the Crystal Palace (expo building) and surroundings, beneath depiction of the expo area signature: ALLEN & MOORE.

Taylor 165k ; Eidlitz 748m pl 82 .



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