1893 to 1901
Values, images, and specifications for British shilling
coins from 1893 to 1901. (old veiled head)
Our Victorian era shilling
category has been broken
down in to six pages:
Young head, pg 1 (1838 to 1853)
Young head, pg 2 (1854 to 1867)
Young head, pg 3 (1867 to 1879)
Young head, pg 4 (1879 to 1887)
Jubilee head (1887 to 1892)
Veiled head (1893 to 1901)
The Queen Victoria era 'veiled head' United Kingdom shilling
obverse features the older veiled bust of Queen Victoria facing
left, adorned in jewellery.
The reverse shows three crowned shields and a rose, thistle,
and shamrock inside a garter. The surrounding legend reads
'ONE SHILLING' above, and date below.
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
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