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Great Britain Shilling  1893 to 1901
Great Britain Shilling 1893 to 1901

Nice coin, Pirate.

The thing that is interesting about your inquiry is that you state your coin has 'little or no wear.' This always increases value.

Typical catalog values run like this (applies to all dates):

worn: $8
average circulated: $12
well preserved: $40
fully uncirculated: $100

Does your coin look like the one in the picture? Can you see the nice luster, or 'creaminess', reflected in the coin as light shines across it? If so, this means your coin is fully or almost uncirculated. The frosty luster is the first thing to leave a new coin as it enters circulation.

DO NOT CLEAN YOUR COIN. CLEANING RUINS VALUE.

Resist all temptation to clean your coin to make it look more shiny. This will eliminate the luster and make the coin essentially valueless.

Coin: 554 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: Pirate, Mon, 01-Jun-2009 16:32:01 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Mon, 03-Sep-2012 15:29:46 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest, appraisal ok, Thu, 21-Aug-2014 21:42:01 GMT
Requester description: 1896 The front of the coin has a picture of Queen Victoria. Around her picture there is an inscription that says, 'VICTORIA DEI GRA BRITT REGINA FID DEF IND IMP' On the back of the coin, it has a three shield coat of arms. The three shields form an upside down triangle. In the top left shield, it looks like three animals running. In the top right shield, there is a roaring lion on its hind legs. In the bottom shield, there is a harp lyre. Around the outside of these shields, it says 'ONE SHILLING' on the top of the coin. At the bottom of the coin it says 1896.
Tags: great britain shilling queen victoria an dei gra britt regina fid def ind imp three shield coat arms shields upside down triangle animals animal running run lion hind legs leg harp lyre one queem queens britaain uk brit brittan brittrex brittain england britian english britan british britsh brilt brittish reginaf coats crests insignia crest creast sheild shiled shied chevrons shileld shild escucheon shelid chevron ashield triangular triangles triange triagles runs legged ones circle honi pense ring circled encircle crrcle cirle circlet circles circlr circal encircled ringed circumscibed cirlce circel encircling rings circling cirlces circular cicurling circumscribed

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