The 1889 UK shilling obverse features
the robed jubilee bust of the mature Queen
Victoria, facing left, adorned with jewellery, veil, and a small crown.
The surrounding legend reads: 'VICTORIA
DEI GRATIA BRITT:REGINA F:D:'
The reverse shows a shield with the royal crown above.
The quadrants represent member kingdoms of the UK:
3 lions for England, 1 lion for Scotland, and harp for Ireland.
The design is surrounded by a garter, with the date below.
primary varieties: 'small head', and 'large head'
Further detail in notes
Based on European Grading System
Values are in UK Pounds
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||Victoria (1837 - 1901)
|Mintage||approx. 7,039,628 (inc varieties)|
|Scarcity||small head: harder variant
|Obverse||Joseph Boehm / Leonard Wyon|
Notes: - images courtesy of C. Farthing
- portrait extremeties end in line with legend, well
before rim denticals (small head)
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1889 sm head
What is a 1889 United Kingdom shilling coin worth?
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