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LOT 103

Sold for (Inc. bp): £403

VICTORIA - HALFCROWN - 1885
(14.11 grams.).

Dated 1885. Young head with date below, dies ↑↓. Obv: with VICTORIA DEI GRATIA legend. Rev: crowned shield within wreath with BRITANNIARUM REGINA FID:DEF: legend. Uncirculated, light contact marks, toned; rare thus.

PROVENANCE:
Part of an 1885 gold/silver year set recovered from beneath a foundation stone in Chatham some forty years ago (see other lots for the rest of these coins).

LITERATURE:
S. 3889; ESC 713.