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. These coins contain 0.168 troy ounces of silver, so they can never be worth less than their silver content.
Typical catalog values run like this (applies to all dates):
average circulated: $20
well preserved: $70
fully uncirculated: $180
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.
, 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
Updated by CoinQuest, appraisal ok, Tue, 21-Apr-2015 16:47:26 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.
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