British Medallions & Commemorative Crowns

QUEEN VICTORIA DIAMOND JUBILEE, 1897, ROYAL MINT BRONZE MEDALLION

In original royal Mint presentation box, this medallion is 55.5 mm in diameter.

In 1897 Queen Victoria passed a landmark that no reigning monarch had managed since or before the Norman invasion of 1066; she celebrated her 60th year on the throne and reached her diamond jubilee. As in 1887 with the celebrations for her Golden Jubilee, many artefacts commemorating this feat were duly issued.

This medallion was issued in several versions by T Brock and was issued as 'The Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria, the official medal."

Obverse: The obverse features the veiled bust of the 'old head' Victoria with the inscription: - VICTORIA ANNVM REGNI SEXAGESIMVM FELICITER CLAVDIT XX IVN MDCCCXCVII

Reverse: The reverse depicts the famous young head portrait of Queen Victoria with the date of her accession to the throne (1837) below. To either side of the portrait is the inscription: - LONGITVDO DIERVM IN DEXTERA EIVS ET IN SINISTRA GLORIA

I have this stunning medallion in its original box with the dates 1837-1897 embossed upon it below the Royal Crown. In Spink's Catalogue of Commemorative Medallions' they note that pieces contained within their original box have a considerably higher value.

£45

Ref # Med-1


FESTIVAL OF BRITAIN, 1951 CROWN

In original royal Mint presentation box, this crown is in EF condition. 

In 1951, to celebrate the end of austerity after World War II, the British Government held a ‘Festival of Britain’ on the South Bank in London. They also issued a special Crown for King George VI, only the second crown struck for this monarch in this country. The first was struck for his Coronation in 1937 and that was half silver, this second and last crown was struck in Prooflike cupronickel.

You have the bare head of the King on one side and St. George slaying the dragon on the other side. This is supplied with one of the original card cases that the crown was issued in 1951. The coins are Uncirculated but the card case has seen a little bit of wear. 

£5

Ref # Med-2