Victoria - Sixpence 1887 Jubilee - Kingdom of Great Britain

monnaie monde royaume uni victoria sixpence 1887 jubilee kingdom of great britain
monnaie monde royaume uni victoria sixpence 1887 jubilee kingdom of great britain
monnaie monde royaume uni victoria sixpence 1887 jubilee kingdom of great britain

Country: United Kingdom
Type: Standard circulation coin
Year: 1887
Value: 6 Pence = 1/2 Shilling (1/40 LSD)
Composition: Silver (.925)
Weight: 2.3 g
Diameter: 19 mm
Shape: Round
Orientation: Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized: yes
Grade: XF (Enameled on the reverse in 5 colors)
References: KM# 759, Sp# 3928

Coin once gilded, enameled and holed for to wear in medallion.

Coin type of KM 759. These enameled coins were quite popular in late (1880's-90's) Victorian England, and today stand as very attractive mementoes of the time. The fashion for enameled coins seems to have ended before the onset of the First World War.

 

Obverse:
Crowned and veiled bust ('Jubilee Head') of Queen Victoria left, legend around, engraver's initials below truncation.
Lettering:
VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITT:REGINA F:D:
J.E.B.

Translation: Victoria by the Grace of God Queen of the Britains Defender of the Faith.
Engraver: Joseph Edgar Boehm

Reverse:
Crowned quartered shield of arms within Garter, legend around, divided date below.

Lettering:
HONI·SOIT·QUI·MAL·Y·PENSE···
18 87

Translation: Shame on he who thinks evil of it.
Edge
Reeded

 

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