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1839 2nd head
What is a 1839 United Kingdom shilling coin worth?
Values, images, and specifications for the 1839 UK shilling
(Great Britain, England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland) (second young head variety)
The 1839 UK shilling obverse features the head
of young Queen Victoria facing left, with ribbons
in her hair, and the surrounding legend:
'VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITANNIAR: REG:
The reverse shows the words 'ONE SHILLING'
with the royal crown above, and a small scroll
below. An oak wreath tied with a bow surrounds
the design, with the date below.
Further detail in notes
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||Victoria (1837 - 1901)
|Mintage||approx. 5,666,760 (inc varieties)|
|Scarcity||2nd young head: easier variant
|Reverse||Jean Baptiste Merlen|
Notes: - no 'W.W.' on neck truncation
- curl at base of ponytail points away from head
- images courtesy of UK Coinage
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