100776 | GREAT BRITAIN. Victoria silver Medal.
100776 | GREAT BRITAIN. Victoria silver Medal. Issued 1897. Commemorating her Diamond Jubilee (60th year of reign) (37mm, 23.18 g, 12h).
• TO COMMEMORATE THE 60th YEAR OF REIGN OF H. G. M. QUEEN VICTORIA • / 1837–1897, crowned and veiled bust left within wreath / THE LONGEST AND MOST ILLUSTRIOUS REIGN ON RECORD, crowned and garnished complex coat-of-arms. Edge: Plain.
Cf. BHM 3595 (white metal); Eimer –. Gem Mint State. Attractively frosted surfaces, with a deep russet and goldenrod tone and some hints of peripheral cobalt. An incredibly rare and unlisted offering in silver. Compare to another example, an NGC AU-55 with some scuffs and marks, in Davisson's E-25 (6 June 2018), lot 170, which realized a hammer of $300 [plus buyer's fee].
On 23 September 1896, Queen Victoria surpassed her grandfather, George III, as the longest reigning monarch in British history. The following year, she celebrated her diamond jubilee, commemorating her 60th year of rule. Given the enormity of the record and her incredible popularity, an incredible celebration marked the occasion, for which countless medals were also struck, such as this piece–unlisted in silver and incredibly rare.
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