From Prince to Pauper: The Coins of Victorian Society
From Prince to Pauper: The Coins of Victorian Society
From Prince to Pauper: The Coins of Victorian Society
From Prince to Pauper: The Coins of Victorian Society
From Prince to Pauper: The Coins of Victorian Society

From Prince to Pauper: The Coins of Victorian Society

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A set of four coveted coins in gold, silver, bronze and copper, presented in a handsome wooden display.


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The reign of Queen Victoria brought with it an age of prosperity and national pride in Britain. Commerce and trade made our country the world’s greatest power during the nineteenth century.  Wealth was extreme, but so was poverty. Nowhere can this be better illustrated than the coins that circulated amongst the rich and poor. The four metals that made the coins of the Victorian age – gold, silver, bronze and copper – mirrored the economic divides in society.

This remarkable set is a fascinating reflection on Victorian Britain. Your collection of four coins will include:

Gold sovereign – Struck from 22ct gold and weighing 7.98 grams. Three-quarters of the British population never even handled one.

Silver Crown – Struck in 92.5% sterling silver this impressive coin measures 39mm in diameter. Most crowns have since been lost, melted down for their precious metal content.

Bronze Penny – Like many of the lower denominations, the penny was used by the working man and woman. The ‘Veiled Head’ was the last series of the bronze penny, introduced in 1895.

Copper Half Farthing – Originally issued only in Ceylon, a British Crown Colony, the half farthing was the smallest legal tender coin in Britain and was last minted in 1856.

Each of the coins in this unique and colourful collection are encapsulated for protection and mounted on a richly-finished wooden panel, which can lie flat or be set at an angle within the superbly crafted wooden display chest provided at no extra charge.

Display is 7¾" x 5½" x 1¾".


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