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1839 shilling value - UK - first young head

UK shilling

Victoria young

1839

1st young head

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What is a 1839 British shilling coin worth?


Values, images, and specifications for the 1839 shilling from the UK.

The retail value of a 1839

'first young head' British

shilling can range from £11

to over £550, depending

on grade, condition,

desirability, and demand.


Our guide below shows retail

estimates based on grade.

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VG F VF EF aUnc Unc
£11 £35 £85 £285 £410 £550+

Values are in UK Pounds

Further information on grading, condition, detractors, and

how to assess your coin can be found further down this page.

The 1839 United Kingdom shilling reverse

shows the words 'ONE SHILLING' with the

royal crown above, and a small scroll below.


An open wreath, left branch olive, right branch

oak, tied with a bow at the base surrounds

the main design, with the date below.


primary varieties: 'first head', and 'second head'

1839 UK shilling reverse, first young head

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Close-up images

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W.W.
no W.W.
curl towards head
curl away from head
1839 UK shilling obverse, first young head

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The obverse features the head of young

Queen Victoria facing left, with ribbons in her

hair, and the surrounding legend: 'VICTORIA

DEI GRATIA BRITANNIAR: REG: F:D:'

images courtesy of C. Farthing

Notes:

'W.W.' on truncation at bottom of neck.

Curl at base of ponytail points towards head.

Monarch Queen Victoria
Edge reeded
Weight 5.65 grams
Diameter 23.5 mm
Comp 92.5% silver
Minted London, England
Mintage approx. 5,666,760 (inc varieties)
Scarcity less common variant

 

Obverse William Wyon
Reverse Jean Baptiste Merlen


1839 United Kingdom

shilling specifications

first young head


1839 United Kingdom

shilling design

first young head

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Grading Terms

VG Very Good
F Fine
VF Very Fine
EF Extremely Fine
aUnc about Uncirculated
Unc Uncirculated