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102687 | GREAT BRITAIN. Diamond Jubilee of Victoria silver Medal.

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    102687  |  GREAT BRITAIN. Diamond Jubilee of Victoria silver Medal. Issued 1897 (55mm, 84.83 g, 12h). By G.W. de Saulles, after T. Brock and W. Wyon, at the London mint.


    VICTORIA ANNVM REGNI SEXAGESIMVM FELICITER CLAVDIT XX IVN MDCCCXCVII, crowned and veiled (contemporary) bust left // (Young) head left, wearing bandeau and set upon filleted olive branch; to left LONGI- / TVDO / DIERVM / IN / DEXTERA / EIVS in six lines to left, ET IN / SINISTRA / GLORIA in three lines to right. Edge: Plain.


    BHM 3506; Eimer 1817a. Choice Mint State. Light gray-argent surfaces, with a subtle matte nature. Includes original box of issue.


    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 equally incredible celebration marked the occasion, for which countless medals were also struck. This type stands as the official issue, and undoubtedly the most iconic numismatically, as it features not one, but two of Victoria's coinage portraits—that from her "young head" coinage, and that from her "old head" (and final) coinage.


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