2019 marks the 200th anniversary of Queen Victoria’s birth. Becoming Queen at the age of 18, Victoria reigned from 1837 to 1901 – a total of 64 years – and was the longest-reigning monarch in British history until she was surpassed in by Great Britain’s current monarch, her great-great-granddaughter Queen Elizabeth II. Synonymous with the British Empire’s industrial and economic expansion of the 1800s, her name is used to describe the times – The Victorian Era, an age when it was said the sun never set on the British Empire.
To pay tribute to the bicentenary of Victoria’s birth, Great Britain’s world-renowned Royal Mint has issued a series of special commemoratives that pay tribute to the woman whose children populated the Royal Houses of Europe and thus provided her with the unofficial title of “the Grandmother of Europe.” Struck in 1.285 ounces of 91.67% fine gold, this legal-tender £5 coin is a smashing example of numismatic quality and art. It depicts a young Queen Victoria surrounded by the historic innovations that occurred during her lifetime, including the Penny Farthing bicycle, the telephone, the SS Great Eastern (then the largest ship ever built), and a train representing the first-ever British Royal train journey in 1842. Rounding out the design is a special edge lettering that reads “Workshop of the World.”
Your 2019 Great Britain Gold Queen Victoria 200th Anniversary Proof has been graded by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) as being in flawless Proof-70 Ultra Cameo (PF70UC) condition, a distinction that means your perfectly-graded proof will have ZERO imperfections – showing all features and fields exactly as the engraver and mint intended. In addition, NGC has graded your proof to be a First Strikes (FS) coin and certified it as “One of First 100 Struck.” Collectors seek out these coins because they are produced with new dies and considered to have sharper strikes and deeper mirrors than those that are struck later. Also, the population of coins labeled this way represent only a fraction of the total mintage. It will come sonically sealed in an acrylic capsule with an exclusive London Tower Bridge label.
Coin collectors, history buffs, royal watchers and Gold stackers will all be vying for these coins. But with a limited mintage of just 725, there are far too few to go around. Hurry; add a piece of the Victorian Era to your collection now with the 2019 Great Britain Gold Queen Victoria 200th Anniversary Proof!
COMMEMORATING QUEEN VICTORIA’S 200TH BIRTHDAY – To celebrate the 200th anniversary of Queen Victoria’s birth, Great Britain’s Royal Mint struck this special commemorative coin. It features a young Queen Victoria surrounded by the historic innovations that occurred during her lifetime along with the dual dates of 1819-2019. The coin’s obverse features her a great-great-granddaughter Queen Elizabeth II.
STRUCK IN GLEAMING GOLD – Each Queen Victoria 200th Anniversary Proof has been struck in 39.94 grams of gleaming 91.67% fine gold.
LEGAL TENDER IN GREAT BRITAIN – These 2019 Great Britain Gold Queen Victoria 200th Anniversary Proofs are £5 (five pounds) legal tender in Great Britain.
GRADED IN PERFECT PROOF CONDITION – Your 2019 Great Britain Gold Queen Victoria 200th Anniversary Proof has been graded by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) as being in flawless Proof-70 Ultra Cameo (PF70UC) condition.
KEY FIRST STRIKES CERTIFICATION – NGC has graded your Queen Victoria 200th Anniversary Proof to be a First Strikes (FS) coin and certified it as “One of First 100 Struck.” It will come sonically sealed in an acrylic capsule with an exclusive London Tower Bridge label.
LOW WORLDWIDE MINTAGE – The worldwide limited edition for this coin has been set at just 725.
Thanks to the British television series Victoria starring Jenna Coleman, the popularity of the Royal Family, and the epic 200th anniversary of her birth, Queen Victoria has never been hotter. Don’t miss out, click one of these coins to your cart today!