1887 Victoria Gold 5 Pounds PCGS MS64


Coin ID: 207335.64/81621220

Royal mint, KM769, S-3864. The ever-popular Jubilee portrait of Queen Victoria takes center stage on this fully lustrous offering that could easily add the "Prooflike" moniker to its accolades. This massive selection retrains its glorious citrus-gold coloring, while the central fields remain untouched in a sense, showing only trace evidence of handling that is usually reserved for finer designations. The frosted images across both sides have benefitted from a superior strike, which produces a subtle contrast of texture in comparison with the glowing recesses.

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.

She inherited the throne at the age of 18, after her father's three elder brothers had all died, leaving no surviving legitimate children. 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 is known as the Victorian era and was longer than that of any of her predecessors. 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.

Additional Rarity: A Victoria "Jubilee" gold & silver 11 coin Proof Set 1887 sold at an auction on August 8, 2014 for $53,268.