1896 Solid Silver Crown LX (Regnal Year 60)(Ref: 310)
Silver Crown dated 1886 -
On the front (Heads!) is a crowned bust of Queen Victoria wearing a veil over the back of her Crown. She is wearing the ribbon and star of the Garter, a pearl Necklet with pendant and pearl earring. Around her in raised letters is 'VICTORIA DEI GRA BRITT REGINA FID DEF IND IMP. Just below her are the initials T.B (Thomas Brook)
On the reverse side is St George on horseback advancing right towards the dreaded Dragon. He wears a helmet and a cape and carries a sword. Below the horse is the fallen dragon with a lance in his side. In the bottom right hand corner are the initials B.P (Benedetto Pistrucci) the name of the artist. Bottom central is the date 1896.
The inscription around the edge reads - DECUS ET TUTAMEN ANNO REGINI LX
LX being the Regal name 60
"A regnal name, or reign name, is the name used by monarchs and popes during their reigns and, subsequently, historically. ... The regnal name is usually followed by a regnal number, written as a Roman numeral, to differentiate that monarch from others who have used the same name while ruling the same realm"
This coin is in good condition with no wear to the inscriptions. It weighs .996oz or 28.24g