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Great Britain Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee Medal  1897
Great Britain Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee Medal 1897

Let's see. I should know how this works. A 25th anniversary is a 'silver' anniversary. After 50 years, one graduates to a 'gold' anniversary. Queen Victoria started her reign in 1837, so 1897 is a full 60 years. Amazing. It deserves a 'diamond' designation. This medal, which is struck not in silver or gold but in low-value white metal, commemorates the diamond jubilee of Queen Victoria's long and fruitful reign. She went on, by the way, for another three years as queen!

Medals are not as valuable as coins because there are far fewer medal collectors as coin collectors. Nevertheless, a nice, well-preserved example of Queen Victoria's diamond jubilee medal will command strong value from medal collectors. A guess at typical values runs like this:

worn: $5 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $10
well preserved (like our picture): $30
fully uncirculated: $120

Apply the concepts on our Terminology page to convert these catalog values to actual buy and sell values.

Coin: 9604 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: Fiona, Wed, 23-Nov-2011 09:25:48 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Tue, 21-Aug-2012 12:59:41 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Wed, 17-Aug-2016 14:22:39 GMT
Requester description: 1898 VICTORIA D:G: BRITT REGINA F:D:IND:IMP IN COMMEMOR AN REG SEX AGESII MDCCCXCVII On the back: THE ROYAL FAMILY (crests) 1837 - 1897
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