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Victorian small denomination silver Coins - Up to 12 pence (shilling)

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Victoria coins 1837 - 1901

Victoria (1819 - 1901)

Queen Victoria Queen Victoria was the longest reigning British monarch and the figurehead of a vast empire. She oversaw vast changes in British society and gave her name to an age

Victoria was born in London on 24 May 1819, the only child of Edward, Duke of Kent, and Victoria Maria Louisa of Saxe-Coburg. She succeeded her uncle, William IV, in 1837, at the age of 18, and her reign dominated the rest of the century. In 1840 she married her first cousin, Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg Gotha. For the next 20 years they lived in close harmony and had a family of nine children, many of whom eventually married into the European monarchy.

On her accession, Victoria adopted the Whig prime minister Lord Melbourne as her political mentor. In 1840, his influence was replaced by that of Prince Albert. The German prince never really won the favour of the British public, and only after 17 years was he given official recognition, with the title of Prince Consort. However, Victoria relied heavily on Albert and it was during his lifetime that she was most active as a ruler. Britain was evolving into a constitutional monarchy in which the monarch had few powers and was expected to remain above party politics, although Victoria did sometimes express her views very forcefully in private.

Victoria never fully recovered from Albert's death in 1861 and she remained in mourning for the rest of her life. Her subsequent withdrawal from public life made her unpopular, but during the late 1870s and 1880s she gradually returned to public view and, with increasingly pro-imperial sentiment, she was restored to favour with the British public. After the Indian Mutiny in 1857, the government of India was transferred from the East India Company to the Crown and in 1877, Victoria became Empress of India. Her empire also included Canada, Australia, India, New Zealand, and large parts of Africa. During this period, Britain was largely uninvolved in European affairs, apart from involvement in the Crimean War (1853 - 1856).

In 1887, Victoria's Golden Jubilee and, 10 years later, her Diamond Jubilee were celebrated with great enthusiasm. Having witnessed a revolution in British government, huge industrial expansion and the growth of a worldwide empire, Victoria died on 22 January 1901 at Osborne House on the Isle of Wight.

1 1/2 pence coins

1843 Victorian milled silver one and a half pence

1838 Victoria milled silver three half pence (for Colonial use)
1845 Victorian milled silver 1 1/2 pence
1839 Victorian 3 halfpence milled silver (for use in Colonies) (c)
2 pence coins
 
1838 Victoria milled silver Maundy two pence
1832 Victoria milled silver Maundy two pence
 
1838
 
3 - pence
1875
1886
1859
1836
1861
1883
1895
1850
1838
1845
 
 
  1800's
1860
1895
1873
1890
1839
1854
1885
1862
1862
1858
1854
1879
1861
1864
1868
1840
1855
1857
1842
1866
1861
1868
1864
1863
1900
1856
1859
1885
1875
Illegible date
1867
Illegible date
1862 Victoria milled silver 3 pence
1853 1866
1845 1873
1854 Neat Victorian silver brooch with coin
1860 1874
1874 1881
1854 1868
1856 1858
 
1868  
Groat - 4 pence
1838
1844
1838
1840
1838
1846
1838
1838
1849
1846
1843
1859
1840
1842
1855
1848
1846
1840
1845
1845
1854
1849
1849
1840
1838 1846
1846 1842
1843 1848
1844 1842
1844 1843
1855 1842
 
1838  
   
   
Sixpence coins
1843
1844
1846
1846
1848
1859
1851
1853
1853
1853
1856
1856
1858
1879
1859
1876
1881
1889
1889
1891
1885
1844
1846
1859
1856
1840
1860
1859
1844
1864
Worn date
Worn date
1864
1844
1859
1848
1848
1860
1873
1847
1896
1839
1839
1892
1845
1862
1856
1889
1851
1893
1841
1858
1891
1847
1897
1855
1853
1843
No date
1845
1839
1859
1864
1838
1879
1844
1866
1841
1844
1891
1872
1889
1872
1838
1856
1877
1891
1866
1869
1897
1899
1856
1855
1858
1893
1845
1891
1873
1878
1885
1843
1839
1839
1890
1859
1897
1839
1888
1875
19thC
1864
1887
1838
1899
1887 1845
1846 1846
1939 1900
1844 1867
Worn date 1871
1845 1886
1852 1856
1873 1894
1890 1853
1890 1853
1900 1846
1891 1885
1891 1894
1860 1871
1860 1840
1845 1901
1894 1871
1900 Worn date
1885 1877
1846 1844
1845 1839
1857 1840
1870 1890
1838 1846
1895 1844
1844 1853
1863 1895
1846 1839
1842 1844
1853 1866
 
1856  
   
   
Victorian silver shilling coins (12 pence)
1840
1895
1844
1898
1855 & 1877
1845
1844
1849
1839
1884
1884
1897
1845
1858
1865
1844
1842
1842
1841
1899
1846
1889
1841
1839
1866
1859
1892
1852
1865
1845
1844
1897
1893
1861
1865 Victoria milled silver shilling
1865 Victoria milled silver shilling
1875
1883
1892 1872
1865 1844
1859 1858
1853 1856
1898 1844
1856 1859
1859 1893
1869 1842
1844 1844
 
1845  
Miscellaneous Victorian coins and size comparison
1890 Victorian Hong Kong 5 cents milled silver

1819 George III, 1832 William IV and Victoria 1845 milled silver sixpences

1841 Victoria East India Company milled silver 2 Annas