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nice british medal

Posted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 4:47 pm
by Silvercollector
or more or less a medal, without value, but minted in silver


Description
Medal: Celebrating the Jubilee - the 60th anniversary of the accession to the throne of Her Majesty Queen Victoria, 1897.

Obverse: Portrait of Queen Victoria turned to the left. Wearing a veiled coronet, earrings, necklace and with the Garter Star on her left breast. Signed beneath the bust TB. Border VICTORIA ANNUM REGNI SEXAGESIMUM FELICITER CLAUDIT XX. IUN MDCCCXCVII.

Reverse: Portrait of the young Queen turned to the left. with the date 1837, the year of her accession to the throne, below a laurel branch. To her left LONGITUDO DIERUM IN DEXTERA EIUS, and to her right ET IN SINISTRA GLORIA. In the lower half (missing lid) of it original red presentation box, with royal blue velvet lining.
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Re: nice british medal

Posted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 6:39 pm
by Daniel
These are really nice medals and far from valueless. One like this can sell for $30+ and with case and better condition can fetch over $100.

Re: nice british medal

Posted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 8:31 pm
by Paul
very :cool: history piece....
did they ever keep pop counts when they made these?? just curious..

Re: nice british medal

Posted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 10:34 pm
by Daniel
I am not sure on that one Paul. I know some have production numbers or estimates but not sure about this Jubilee piece, there's a lot of different medals for this celebration.

Re: nice british medal

Posted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:40 am
by PetesPockets55
Nice informative thread.
My wife loves all things Queen Victoria! happydance:

Re: nice british medal

Posted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:58 am
by Daniel
Nice medal though.

Re: nice british medal

Posted: Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:17 am
by mhonzell
Officially considered a token, this medallion was made in gold, silver, and bronze. Gold and silver versions were made in two sizes: 56 mm and ~25mm.
There were 246,270 silver tokens made.

This is one of over 90 commemorative medals, medallions, tokens, and coins made for the event. So, when you go searching for it, there is no telling what you will find.
Examples of other versions you may want to add to your collection of "All things Queen Victoria, Diamond Jubilee":