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What is a Queen Victoria shilling from the United Kingdom worth?
Values, images, and specifications for Victorian shilling coins from the UK, Great Britain,
England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, dependancies, and colonies from 1838 to 1901.
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1838 to 1901
The Queen Victoria era UK shilling
obverse features Queen Victoria facing left.
Early to middle years show the 'young head', with
the reverse showing 'ONE SHILLING' in a wreath.
The 'jubilee head' obverse was introduced in 1887,
showing an older Victoria wearing a small crown.
The reverse shows a crowned shield displaying coats
of arms inside a garter.
The design changed again in 1893, to the 'veiled head'
obverse, with the reverse showing 'ONE SHILLING'
and the date around three shields.
Victoria became Queen in 1837 after the death of her
uncle (William IV), who had no legitimate heirs.
Victoria was the longest reigning British monarch at
nearly 64 years, until topped by Elizabeth II in 2015.
Victoria married Albert in 1840. The pair had 9 children,
who went on to marry in to royalty across Europe.
Victoria entered a protracted period of mourning
following Albert's death in 1861, lasting many years.
The Victorian era was one of dramatic change and
development in industry, science, culture, and politics.
12 pennies = 1 shilling = 1/20 of a pound
The first Victorian era UK shilling was minted
in 1838, and the last in 1901.
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