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1890 SOLID SILVER Queen Victoria Shilling One Bob Bit A Piece Of British History
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The coin illustrated in my images is the actual item for sale in this listing. I have taken the best

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13 Jun, 2014 23:22:31 BST
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Seller notes: The coin illustrated in my images is the actual item for sale in this listing. I have taken the best photographs I can in natural light, where possible, in order to ensure any defects are shown. Bear in mind however, that the image detail is reduced by the Ebay uploading process. This coin is in very high grade condition for its age and type but bidders should bear in mind, it has been very lightly circulated and its condition reflects this as shown and described.

Victoria (1837-1901)

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1890 Queen Victoria Jubilee Head Solid Sterling Silver Shilling

Here is a highly collectable example of this lovely real solid silver shilling coin. There's bags of detail left making it worthy of a place in any collection that's lacking a really good one for this year. It has a beautiful, natural, almost white, gem-like mint lustre. It could also make an unusual gift for someone - for an 84th birthday, or for someone called Victoria perhaps. This denomination of one shilling, 1/20th of a pound remained current in the UK until decimalisation in 1972 when it became worth 5 pence.

When I was a nipper, we used to call them a "one bob bit". Apparently they had been known as a "one bob bit" for quite some time before even this one was minted. My favourite provenance is that the name "one bob bit" came about during the reign of George II when would-be army conscripts were promised "the King's shilling" if they joined up. The politician thought to have been the driving force behind this campaign was Sir Robert Walpole, generally regarded as the first British Prime Minister and affectionately referred to as Bob. So the King's shilling became synonymous as Bob's shilling and hence - a bob. Interestingly it was never pluralised, so five shillings for example, was always known as five bob and not five bobs. Funny old thing, language, isn't it?

It is the requisite 23.6mm diameter and weighs 5.65g. It has a reeded or milled edge. It comes with a white, gem-like finish.

Mintage in 1890 was just under 8.8 million but over the years, huge numbers have been melted down for their silver and they don't make 'em any more, you know!

Low start at an appropriate £0.05 and of course, it's a no reserve auction.

My shipping charges are as reasonable as I can keep them. I generally charge only £0.79 - £1.79 for most UK items, up to £3.59 to ship to Europe and up to £3.99 worldwide, inclusive of my own costs. Furthermore I charge these same prices for packages up to 100g, regardless of the number of items. So to make it more economical, why not browse through all my current listings. If there's something else you'd like to bid on, just mail me with your intention to make a multiple purchase and you can pay later. If the package weighs more than 100g the extra weight is at cost. I don’t aim to make a profit from shipping charges. And as my feedback will testify, you can expect your purchases to arrive quickly in secure, discreet packaging.

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