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Great Britain Half Crown and Crown 1839 to 1887

 Date: 1845 
 Mint mark: not apparent 
 Size: large 
 Description from requester: victoria dei gratia - regina fid def - britanniarum. around the edge decus et tutamen. anno regni viii 
 [Request 1591 received from misty1, Saturday, 17-Oct-2009] 
 [Appraisal updated by CoinQuest, appraisal ok, Monday, 03-Sep-2012] 

Great Britain Half Crown and Crown 1839 to 1887 | half britain crown great wreath queen coat victoria shield woman viii regina def anno fid gratia dei tutamen regni et Nice coin, Mysty1! You have either a crown or half crown from Great Britain. Both these coins look the same, but their size is different:

CROWN: 38 mm diameter
HALF CROWN: 31 mm diameter

Half crowns that look like our picture were minted from 1839 to 1887, while crowns that look like our picture were minted from 1839 to 1847. This page applies to half crowns and crowns between these dates.

The coin in the picture is in wonderful numismatic condition, with very little wear and no scratches, spots, stains, or evidence of cleaning. It is from eBay seller Bondorana, who has a lot of nice coins for sale. Here are some approximate catalog values for these coins:

CROWN (38 mm diameter, 0.841 troy ounces silver):
worn: $50
average circulated: $125
well preserved: $800
fully uncirculated: $3000

HALF CROWN (31 mm diameter, 0.42 troy ounces silver):
worn: $20
average circulated: $60
well preserved: $150
fully uncirculated: $400
half crowns dated before 1865 are more rare and are worth about twice these values
half crowns dated 1841 are very rare and catalog about $800 in average circulated condition
half crowns dated 1843 and 1848 catalog near $250 in average circulated condition

These are inflated catalog values. To understand how catalog value relates to actual value, please click our Important Terminology link at the upper left.

CoinQuest thanks Bondorana for the use of their coin photo. It's a beauty!

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