Victoria 1887 Currency Set- Five Pounds to Threepence

World Coins - Victoria 1887 Currency Set- Five Pounds to Threepence
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Victoria (1837-1901), currency four gold and seven silver coin set, 1887, Golden Jubilee year, in custom made oval black box with heart shape lid, gold pinstripe around perimeter of lid, with block letters across centre in two lines JUBILEE COINAGE / 1887., gold Five-Pounds, Two-Pounds, Sovereign, Half-Sovereign in bottom row, silver in two rows above, silver Crown, Double-Florin Roman I in date, Halfcrown, Florin, Shilling, Sixpence withdrawn type, Threepence, all on dark blue coloured pad, dark blue silk lid inlay with gold crown and lettering at centre GOLDSMITHS' ALLIANCE / LIMITED / CORNHILL. LONDON (S.3864, 3865, 3866, 3869, 3921, 3922, 3924, 3925, 3926, 3928, 3931). Attractively toned silver, the gold hairlined with some light handling marks and tiny spots, mainly on Five Pounds, otherwise a nice group, the original box very unusual with the heart shape to the lid, a lovely presentation.
 
Such currency sets were issued as mementos of the 50th anniversary Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria's reign in 1887. The new design of bust used for the first time in 1887 by Joseph Edgar Boehm did not prove popular in the long run and received much criticism at the time for the "toy" size crown upon the head of Queen Victoria. This eventually culminated in the "old head" design being introduced only six years later from 1893. 
World Coins - Victoria 1887 Currency Set- Five Pounds to Threepence
World Coins - Victoria 1887 Currency Set- Five Pounds to Threepence
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