London mint. Plain Edge - Medal Alignment. Mirrored surfaces are bathed in golden tone on both sides and the raised design exhibits pinpoint detail that remains almost exclusive to presentation issues. Intense inspection confirms this example as premium for the assigned grade, with the faintest handling mixing with die polish lines, but no instances of either degrading the jewel-like appearance. A rarity in this format, this example is almost certainly one of less than ten that exist in all grades. First example we have ever seen and Extremely Rare.
Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria; 24 May 1819 – 22 January 1901) was Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20 June 1837 until her death. On 1 May 1876, she adopted the additional title of Empress of India.Privately, Victoria attempted to influence government policy and ministerial appointments; publicly, she became a national icon who was identified with strict standards of personal morality.Victoria married her first cousin, Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, in 1840. Their nine children married into royal and noble families across the continent, tying them together and earning her the sobriquet "the grandmother of Europe".Her reign of 63 years and seven months was longer than that of any of her predecessors, and is known as the Victorian era. It was a period of industrial, cultural, political, scientific, and military change within the United Kingdom, and was marked by a great expansion of the British Empire.