Category Archives: Queen Victoria

Finest-Graded Una and the Lion, Certified by NGC, Offered in MDC Monaco Sale

The finest graded example of the “Una and the Lion“, a coin that is at the zenith of British numismatics, is being offered in a European auction this month. Certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC), the Great Britain 1839 Five Pounds shares the spotlight with several other NGC-graded British gold ultra-rarities in an MDC Monaco auction on […]

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Famous British Rarity Una and the Lion Gold Coin Realizes Over $800,000

A famous British rarity certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) realized 86,500,000 Yen (about $810,000 USD) in a Taisei Coins auction. The 1839 Victoria “Una and the Lion” Gold Five Pounds graded NGC PF 65 Ultra Cameo was the star of the sale that concluded May 3, 2020. The incredible $810,000 sum is $350,000 higher […]

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Atlas Numismatics Highlights New Inventory of Rare World Coins Before FUN, NYINC

By Atlas Numismatics …… Atlas Numismatics will be attending both the The 65th Annual F.U.N. Convention, January 8-12, 2020 in Orlando, Florida and The 48th New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC), January 16-19, 2020 in New York City. If you would like us to bring any specific items to the show for you to see in person, […]

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New Pobjoy 50p Coin Commemorates 180th Anniversary of Penny Black Stamp

Pobjoy Mint is delighted to announce the new release of the world’s very first Pearl Black 50p coin to celebrate the 180th Anniversary of the Penny Black stamp. Back in 1990, Pobjoy Mint issued a coin which was the most innovative coin of its time and in fact was awarded no less than THREE Coin […]

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Heritage Auctions to Offer José Rodrigues Collection of Victoria Sovereigns

The newest monthly world coin auction from Heritage Auctions is the José Rodrigues Collection of Victoria Sovereigns, now open for bidding with the live session scheduled for December 29. These sovereigns form a part of the José Rodrigues Collection, a collection that features the NGC #1 set of circulation strike Great Britain sovereigns (1838-1901), as […]

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Mike Byers Mint Error News – Unique Proof Half Sovereign Pattern Mule with Sixpence Obverse

By Mike Byers for Mint Error News …… This proof Half Sovereign off-metal mule pattern encompasses a combination of history, rarity, and condition. This piece is the ONLY known certified example and the ONLY known piece as well. The obverse was struck from the regular obverse die intended for the Sixpence issue. The reverse was […]

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Mike Byers Mint Error News – Unique Lauer Queen Victoria Gold Pattern Coin

(1887) Great Britain Queen Victoria Lauer Pattern in Gold Uniface Obverse Die Trial Ex. Murdoch Collection (1904) – UNIQUE By Mike Byers for Mint Error News …… Several patterns struck in gold with new designs were submitted in 1887 for the jubilee of Queen Victoria. Her young head portrait had been used for 50 years […]

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Celebrate the Bicentennial of Queen Victoria with a New 50p Coin

Pobjoy Mint is excited to announce the release of a brand new 50p to mark the Bicentennial of Queen Victoria featuring the Royal British Coat of Arms of this much loved monarch. Also known as the Royal Arms, they can be traced back to the first arms of the Kings of England and Scotland. Various […]

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Mike Byers Mint Error News – Unique Great Britain Silver Crown Die Trial Piedfort Pattern

1845 Great Britain Crown Young Head Silver Die Trial Piedfort Pattern Uniface Obverse NGC MS 65 – UNIQUE, UNLISTED & UNRECORDED By Mike Byers for Mint Error News …… NGC recently authenticated and certified this unique Great Britain Silver Crown Die Trial Piedfort Pattern. It was struck in 1845 with the “Young Head” portrait that […]

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Victoria Honored on 2019 Una and the Lion Coin from British Virgin Islands

Una and Lion Coin to Celebrate the Bicentenary of the Birth of Queen Victoria – Now Available in Cupro Nickel   This year marks 200 years since the birth of Queen Victoria, one of the United Kingdom’s most iconic monarchs. Her reign coincided with the great age of industrial revolution, and her captivating life story […]

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Royal Mint Celebrates 200-Year Anniversary of Prince Albert’s Birth With Strike on the Day Sovereign

The Royal Mint has announced that a special Strike on the Day Sovereign will be struck on August 26 to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Prince Albert. This year not only marks 200 years since the birth of Queen Victoria but also that of a man who served as her greatest confidant, […]

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Gem 1887 Queen Victoria Proof Crown, Treaty of Paris Medal Highlight World Coins at Atlas Numismatics

By Atlas Numismatics …… Atlas Numismatics will be attending the 13th Annual Summer F.U.N. Convention from July 11-13, 2019. If you would like us to bring any specific items for your examination at the show please contact us at your earliest convenience. New Inventory These five items are just a sample of the 151 recent […]

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Unrecorded Gilt Victoria Jubilee, Admiral Vernon Medals New at Atlas Numismatics

By Atlas Numismatics …… Atlas Numismatics will be attending the 13th Annual Summer F.U.N. Convention from July 11-13, 2019. If you would like us to bring any specific items for your examination at the show please contact us at your earliest convenience. New Inventory These six items are just a sample of the 728 recent […]

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The Royal Mint celebrates the 200th anniversary of Queen Victoria’s birth with a special Strike on the Day Sovereign

The special 2019 edition of the Sovereign to mark Queen Victoria’s 200th anniversary since birth. (Image courtesy of The Royal Mint.)
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May 24 marked exactly 200 years after Queen Victoria’s birth

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Royal Canadian Mint Releases Coins Honoring Queen Victoria, Equality

The Royal Canadian Mint is marking the 200th anniversary of the birth of the monarch who gave royal assent to the act that ushered in Canadian Confederation in 1867 and chose Ottawa as our nation’s capital. The legacy of Her Majesty Queen Victoria continues to live on in numerous other cities where streets, schools, and […]

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Stunning Ultra High Relief Coin Commemorates 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Queen Victoria

This year marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Queen Victoria, one of the best-loved British Monarchs. To celebrate this bicentenary, the Pobjoy Mint is excited to announce the release of a magnificent new Ultra High Relief coin on behalf of the British Virgin Islands Government. Born on May 24, 1819, at Kensington Palace […]

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Celebrate Queen Victoria’s Bicentenary With First-Ever Gold Sovereign Proof Coin Series

The East India Company Bullion Ltd, a subsidiary of The East India Company and in partnership with the Government of St. Helena has released their first-ever Sovereign denominated gold proof coins as part of the international celebrations of the bicentenary of the birth of Queen Victoria. Her reign, one of the most profound eras of […]

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Celebrate the Bicentenary of Queen Victoria With New Silver & Gold Two-Coin Set

Commemorates the 200th Anniversary of the Birth of the Famous Monarch Two coin set Features Queen Victoria’s Great Seal of the Realm Available in Proof Sterling Silver, Uncirculated Cupro Nickel, and Gold Pobjoy Mint is pleased to announce the release of a beautiful new set of coins on behalf of South Georgia and the South […]

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Lake Country Collection Spotlights British Coin Offerings at Central States

The upcoming April 25-30 Central States World Coins Signature Auction is set to be loaded with outstanding material, with an especially strong selection of British coins. One of the featured collections is The Lake Country Collection, a privately assembled collection of nearly 300 coins, almost all of which are British. The Lake Country Collection contains […]

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Queens confused on Costa Rican notes

For reasons best known to the issuing banks, several early Costa Rican bank notes show vignettes of one and possibly two British Queens – although one was merely a Princess at time of issue.
Not Queen Victoria: The El Banco Anglo-Costa-Ricense 50 pesos specimen of 1 January 1864 (P-S110s) sold at Spink’s NYINC sale with its central vignette showing Princess Alexandra of Wales. (Image courtesy and © Spink)
One such note formed part of the “The Ibrahim Salem Collection of South America” offered by Spink in their Jan

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World Coin News – NGC Certifies Rare 1839 British Proof Set

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation™ (NGC®) has certified a rare complete 1839 Great Britain Proof Set. The incredible set includes 15 gold, silver and copper coins, representing each denomination and type issued in 1839. Among these is an NGC PF 63+ Ultra Cameo example of the most famous of all British coins: the Una and the Lion […]

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Modern World Coins: Una & the Lion Special Limited Edition Set

Two-Coin Set Celebrates the Bicentenary of the Birth of Queen Victoria Famous Una and the Lion design recreated in Silver Proof and Reverse Frosted finishes Proof version available only in this Limited Edition set Limited to 500 pieces worldwide Pobjoy Mint is delighted to release a set that contains two 2019 Silver Una and the […]

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World Coin News – PCGS Authenticates Unique Australian Overdate Sovereign

Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) has authenticated the first known 1868/6 overdate Australian sovereign. The historic gold coin depicting a young Queen Victoria recently was submitted by a sharp-eyed professional numismatist on the Australian island state of Tasmania, and it now is certified PCGS AU58+. “The sovereigns from 1855 to 1870 are among the most […]

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Stack’s Bowers Auctions – Iconic “Una and the Lion” Proof Set

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers …… This inaugural preview for the Stack’s Bowers Galleries August 2018 ANA Auction features one of the most recognizable English coins. Rightly considered among the most spectacular English coin designs, the Una and the Lion Pattern 5 Pound by itself would warrant a feature here. This […]

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Canada: New silver and colour coin in “Gardens in Canada” series features the sovereign’s entrance

The Royal Canadian Mint have released the third silver and colour coin in their innovative series entitled “Gardens in Canada,” where various detailed and finely crafted gates are integrated into three-dimensional coin designs featuring vividly coloured depictions of some of Canada’s most outstanding gardens.
Inspired by the many public, national, and private gardens in Canada, the series captures the greatest vantage point where the garden is at its most splendid

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Heritage Auction Offerings at January 2018 NYINC Sale

With the calendar turning to a new year, it’s time for our highly anticipated New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC) auction, scheduled for January 7-8 at its new Grand Hyatt (@ Grand Central Station) venue. We’re honored and excited about the numismatic treasures we’ve assembled for this auction, totaling nearly 6,200 lots, our largest offering […]

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Ultra High Relief Silver Piedfort Coin Honors Queen Victoria’s Ascension

New ‘Ultra-High Relief dished’ coin with an extremely low mintage of 650 – definite showstoppers from the British Virgin Islands The Coin 20th June 2017 marked the 180th Anniversary of Queen Victoria’s Accession to the Throne. To celebrate this milestone, Pobjoy Mint is releasing this Ultra high relief commemorative coin for the British Virgin Islands […]

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Rare Canadian Indian Chief Medals at Toronto Coin Expo 2017 Fall Auction

By Geoffrey Bell Auctions and Toronto Coin Expo …… Geoffrey Bell Auctions Ltd. will be offering rare Canadian Indian Chief Medals at the Toronto Coin Expo public numismatic auction on September 27 & 28. These historic pieces of Canadian history are not to be missed. Just seeing one can be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. In early […]

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NGC Grades Rare and Beautiful ‘Una and the Lion’ Proof Coin

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) recently graded an example of the iconic 1839 Victoria gold “Una and the Lion” Five Pounds, which is widely considered to be the most beautiful British coin ever struck. The piece was submitted by Baldwin’s of St. James’s, an English firm, and was graded NGC PF 65 Ultra Cameo, making it […]

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New Ancient & World Coin Inventory from Atlas Numismatics -September 2017

By Atlas Numismatics ……   New Inventory These six coins are just a sample of the 628 recent additions to our inventory. We have added new material in Ancient (24), World (601) and US (3). Fine Style Syracuse Tetradrachm http://atlasnumismatics.com/1044607 1044607 | GREEK. SICILY. Syracuse. Deinomenid Tyranny, Time of Hieron I. (c. 480-475 BCE). Struck […]

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September Ancient & World Coin Inventory from Atlas Numismatics

By Atlas Numismatics …… New Inventory These six coins are just a sample of the 628 recent additions to our inventory. We have added new material in Ancient (24), World (601) and US (3). Fine Style Syracuse Tetradrachm http://atlasnumismatics.com/1044607 1044607 | GREEK. SICILY. Syracuse. Deinomenid Tyranny, Time of Hieron I. (c. 480-475 BCE). Struck 480-475 […]

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Canada on Display as Royal Canadian Mint Releases New Collector Coins

The latest selection of collector coins from the Royal Canadian Mint continues to celebrate Canadian tradition and identity with themes ranging from Canada 150, military service and our renowned natural heritage. These new collectibles, featuring a variety of innovations, are now available for purchase. In continuing its $20 fine silver coin series honoring important Canadian […]

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New Additions to Atlas Numismatics Inventory of Ancient, World Coins – April

By Atlas Numismatics ……   Tokyo Bound We will be attending the Tokyo International Coin Convention (TICC). 来週、T.I.C.C.に東京お楽しみに会います。Please note that we will only be able to carry a portion of the inventory available on our website; if you would like us to include any specific items for your examination at the shows please contact us […]

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Heritage Auctions: Record Prices at Inaugural CCE World & Ancient Coins Event

1826 British Proof Set sells for $282,000 to lead $6.38 million auction One of the most fancied proof sets in British numismatics starred in Heritage Auctions’ CCE World & Ancient Coins Signature Auction. The 11-piece 1826 George IV Proof Set brought $282,000 USD, establishing a new record price for the set. Over 2,800 lots sold […]

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Heritage Auctions: Record Prices at Inaugural CCE World & Ancient Coins Event

1826 British Proof Set sells for $282,000 to lead $6.38 million auction One of the most fancied proof sets in British numismatics starred in Heritage Auctions’ CCE World & Ancient Coins Signature Auction. The 11-piece 1826 George IV Proof Set brought $282,000 USD, establishing a new record price for the set. Over 2,800 lots sold […]

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World Coins – Royal Canadian Mint Announces 4th Numismatic Catalog of 2017

The Royal Canadian Mint continues to celebrate distinctly Canadian stories by launching another diverse selection of collector coins in its fourth numismatic catalogue of 2017. These coins are currently available for purchase. The Mint’s latest offering includes a new series of fine silver coins dedicated to Canada’s highest honors, starting with a tribute to the […]

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New Ancient, World Coin Inventory from Atlas Numismatics

By Atlas Numismatics ……   New Inventory These six coins are just a sample of the 738 recent additions to our inventory. We have added new material in Ancient (37), World (751) and US (13). Beautifully Toned Alexander III Tetradrachm http://atlasnumismatics.com/1040195 This and the following images courtesy of Atlas Numismatics 1040195 | GREEK. KINGDOM OF […]

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New Ancient, World Coin Inventory from Atlas Numismatics

By Atlas Numismatics ……   New Inventory These six coins are just a sample of the 738 recent additions to our inventory. We have added new material in Ancient (37), World (751) and US (13). Beautifully Toned Alexander III Tetradrachm http://atlasnumismatics.com/1040195 This and the following images courtesy of Atlas Numismatics 1040195 | GREEK. KINGDOM OF […]

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New Ancient, World Coin Inventory from Atlas Numismatics

By Atlas Numismatics …… New Inventory These six coins are just a sample of the 515 recent additions to our inventory. We have added new material in Ancient (35), World and US (3). Beautiful Galerius Argenteus http://atlasnumismatics.com/1035093 This and the following images courtesy of Atlas Numismatics 1035093 | ROMAN IMPERIAL. Galerius. (Caesar, 293-305 CE). Struck […]

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World Coins – Collecting 20th Century Canadian Quarters

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com …… 20th-century Canadian quarters are among the most widely collected types of world coins. Incorporating the portraits of five different British rulers and offering an exciting array of options and key dates, Canadian quarters dating from 1901 through 2000 provide even the most seasoned numismatists with a plethora of collecting […]

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Royal Mint Celebrates Longest Reigning Monarch on Series of Precious Metal Coins – Video: 2:50

On Wednesday 9 September 2015, The Royal Mint will celebrate with the nation the moment when Her Majesty The Queen becomes the longest reigning monarch in British history. The anniversary surpasses the record set by her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria more than a century ago. To celebrate the remarkable journey Her Majesty The Queen has encountered […]

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Royal Mint Celebrates Buckingham Palace with New £100 Silver Coin

The Royal Mint is to issue its second limited edition £100 for £100 commemorative coin – available at the face value price of £100 – which will depict Britain’s best-known royal building, Buckingham Palace. Only 50,000 of the new legal tender £100 coins are to be minted, and each will contain two full ounces of […]

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Royal Mint Reveals Design for Princess Charlotte’s Christening Coin

The Royal Mint has revealed the design of the £5 coin that celebrates the christening of Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, following approval from The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Her Majesty the Queen and the Chancellor of the Exchequer. The designer has been announced as respected engraver John Bergdahl. The coin is decorated with harp-playing […]

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