Medal: US Queen Victoria Golden Jubilee 1887
I believe this is your coin, Camilla - or actually, it's a medal! They were produced in 1887 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Queen Victoria's reign - her 'golden jubilee'.
Dozens of different medals were made, if not more. Your medal is one of the less common designs. Its values are higher than many others made on non-precious metal:
worn: $3 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $5
well preserved: $20
fully uncirculated: $45
Holed medals are a different story than holed coins. Some medals are produced with a hole in them. This one was not, however, and with a hole the value drops to perhaps one half of that quoted above.
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Remember to never clean your coins. This also holds true for medals. Any coin or medal with damage, be it a hole, evidence of cleaning, severe scratches, corrosion, or something else, will be worth much, much less than the catalog values quoted here.
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, Genre: Medals
Requested by: Camilla, Mon, 08-Jul-2013 21:02:58 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Wed, 10-Jul-2013 02:07:47 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Thu, 25-Jun-2015 02:26:56 GMT
Requester description: 1887 Jubilee of her majesty's reign 1887. Ascended the throne 20th June 1837. Queen victoria born may 24th 1819. Queens head on the back. Crown on top of front, flowers/bush around half of coin
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