Queen Victoria, Young Head Crown 1844
Obverse: Young uncrowned portrait of Queen Victoria left, legend around, date below.
Engraver: William Wyon.
Legend: VICTORIA DEI GRATIA 1844. (Victoria by the Grace of God.)
Reverse: Crowned quartered shield of arms within wreath, legend around, national flower emblems below.
Engraver: Jean Baptiste Merlen.
Legend: BRITANNIARUM REGINA FID: DEF: (Queen of the Britains Defender of the Faith.)
Edge: Regal year in Roman numerals. DECUS ET TUTAMEN ANNO REGNI VIII. (An ornament and a safeguard Eigth year of reign.)
Mint: Tower mint, London, 94,000.
Catalogue: Spink# 3882, KM# 741.
Silver, 0.925, 0.8409 oz. ASW, 28.28g, 38.61mm.
Grade: aFine, old cleaning, weak at the center of the shield on the reverse and the portraits forehead.