1887 Victoria Gold Proof 2 Pounds PCGS PR64


Royal mint, KM768, S-3865, WR-290. A remarkable example of this scarce type with a low mintage of 797 pieces. The brightly reflective fields contrast beautifully with the frosted devices, although this piece is limited in its current grade by a graze in the field behind the bust of Victoria it remains absolutely gorgeous.

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.

Additional Rarity: A Victoria Proof Crown 1893 PR66 sold at an auction on January 7, 2018 for $19,800.