Queen Victoria Sterling Silver 1897 Half Crown

Queen Victoria Sterling Silver 1897 Half Crown

Queen Victoria Sterling Silver 1897 Half Crown

The 1897 United Kingdom halfcrown obverse

features the older veiled bust of Victoria, facing

left, adorned in jewellery. The outer legend


The reverse shows a crowned shield inside a floral design.

Shield quadrants represent members of the UK:

3 lions for England, 1 lion for Scotland, a harp for Ireland.

This design is surrounded by a legend reading

'FID DEF IND IMP' above, and the date below between

'HALF' and 'CROWN'.

1897 UK half crown specifications

Monarch Victoria (1837 - 1901)


Weight14.1 g

Diameter32 mm

Composition92.5% silver

MintedLondon, England

Mintageapprox. 1,678,643

Scarcityrelatively common for period


1897 United Kingdom half crown design

ObverseThomas Brock / George de Saulles

ReverseEdward Poynter / George de Saulles

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