The Royal Mint 200th anniversary of the birth of Queen Victoria UK £5 Silver Proof coin
Finished to a silver proof standard, this collectors £5.00 silver proof coin marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Queen Victoria.
The design features an interpretation of the 'young head' portrait of Queen Victoria which was used on coins struck by the Royal Mint during her reign. The design also features several innovations from the Victorian era including a steam train, steam powered ships, a penny farthing and the telephone. All of these are set in mechanical cogs which represent the rapid industrialisation of the Victorian era.
Furthermore, the coin features the words 'Workshop of the World' inscribed on the edge of the coin to describe the British position as the industrial powerhouse of the 19th century.
- Denomination: £5.00 in .925 Sterling Silver.
- Reverse designed by John Bergdahl, obverse designed by Jody Clark.
An intricately designed silver proof coin from The Royal Mint, struck to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Queen Victoria's birth at Kensington Palace in London. Delivered in a gift box, the coin celebrates some of the achievements and advances of the Victorian era.
The coin features a portrait of a young Victoria, similar to the one that was struck onto coins in the 19th century. Additionally, the coin also shows inventions from the Victorian era, including a Penny Farthing, a telephone, a steam train and a steam ship.
- The coin is UK £5 sterling and is struck in silver proof. Delivered with a gift box for storage and display.
- The side of the coin is inscriber 'Workshop of the World'.
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