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1888 shilling value - United Kingdom

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Victoria

jubilee head

1888

What is a 1888 British shilling coin worth?


Values, images, and specifications for the 1888 shilling from the UK.

The retail value of a 1888

 British shilling can range

from £4 to over £80,

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
£4 £8 £14 £36 £58 £80+

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 1888 United Kingdom shilling reverse shows

the UK coat of arms with the royal crown above,

surrounded by a garter with the Anglo-Norman

motto of the British chivalric Order of the Garter,

'HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE', and date below.


Shield quadrants show three lions representing

England, one lion representing Scotland, and

a harp representing Ireland.

1888 UK shilling reverse

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1888 UK shilling obverse

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The obverse features the robed jubilee bust of

the mature Queen Victoria facing left, adorned in

jewellery and a small crown. The legend reads:

'VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITT:REGINA F:D:'

images courtesy of Kos Coins

Notes:

All 1888 UK shillings are '8 over 7' overdates.

Monarch Queen Victoria
Edge reeded
Weight 5.65 grams
Diameter 23.5 mm
Comp 92.5% silver
Minted London, England
Mintage approx. 4,526,856
Scarcity relatively common for period

 

Obverse Joseph Edgar Boehm
Reverse Jean Baptiste Merlen


1888 United Kingdom

shilling specifications


1888 United Kingdom

shilling design

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Grading Terms

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