Queen Victoria 200th Anniversary Proofs
A Celebration 200 Years in the Making

Queen Victoria 200th Anniversary Proofs Now Available

At just 18 years old, Queen Victoria received her crown. The only daughter of Edward, Duke of Kent, fourth son of George III, Victoria became heir to the throne shortly after her birth when her father passed away (George III’s other sons having no surviving legitimate children). Then, in 1837, when King William IV passed away, Queen Victoria was crowned and so began an age of prosperity for the British empire.

Now, 200 years after her birth on May 24, 1819, Queen Victoria is being honored with a special series of gold and silver proofs from the Royal Mint, featuring designs that celebrate the economic and industrial expansion of Britain during her reign as well as the legendary love between her and Prince Albert.

Honoring One of Britain’s Longest-Reigning Monarchs

Until 2015, Queen Victoria held the record as Britain’s longest-reigning monarch, having ruled from 1837 until 1901–a total of 64 years. During that time, the British Empire saw industrial as well as economic expansion. Upon her passing, it was said that the sun would never set on the British Empire.

To honor this expansion, The Royal Mint has struck legal-tender gold and silver proofs celebrating the historic transformations to British life during Queen Victoria’s reign. Within a series of gears appear the Penny Farthing bicycle, the telephone, the SS Great Eastern (then the largest ship ever built) and a train, representing the first-ever British royal train journey in 1842. Rounding out the design is the classic "young head" portrait of Queen Victoria. Special edge lettering reads "Workshop of the World." This intricate design is available as a £5 Gold Proof, £5 Silver Proof or as a £5 Silver, double-thick Piedfort Proof.

A Legendary Love Story

The series also includes a £10, Five-Ounce Silver Proof with a special dual-portrait reverse celebrating the legendary love story of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. This portrait of the young Royal Couple was first created by former Royal Mint Chief Engraver William Wyon for the Great Exhibition of 1851. As the pair were born the same year, this Silver Proof commemorates the 200th birthday of both Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. The two are accompanied by a pair of dolphins, as the British Sovereign has dominion over all dolphins in British waters.

Mirrored Proof Condition

Each coin in this series has been struck to a shimmering Proof condition–the epitome of the minter’s art. To achieve the frosted designs and mirrored fields Proof coins are known for, the artisans at The Royal Mint strikes highly polished blanks with specially treated dies multiple times under incredible pressure. The result is nothing short of stunning–a series of coins too fine for circulation intended only for the finest of collections.

Certified by NGC as One of First Struck

A select number of each limited mintage has been graded by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) and sealed in protective display holders. Each of these holders features an exclusive label featuring the Tower Bridge, built during the reign of Queen Victoria. In addition, each label identifies its contents as One of First Struck, a coveted designation that places a coin within the very first of its mintage.

Limited Availability

Each of these 2019 Queen Victoria Bicentenary Proofs has a strictly limited mintage. Of those mintages, only a limited number will be certified by NGC as One of First Struck and sealed with our exclusive Tower Bridge label. Don’t miss out on an event 200 years in the making!

2019 £5 Gold Queen Victoria Proof
2019 £5 Gold Queen Victoria Proof
  • 200th Anniversary Commemorative
  • 1.285 Ounces of Pure Gold
  • 91.67% (22 Karat) Fineness
  • Official U.K. Legal Tender
  • Intricate Reverse Design
  • Edge Lettering
  • Proof Condition
  • 725 Struck
  • Certified by NGC as One of First 100 Struck
  • Exclusive Label
2019 £10 Five-Ounce Silver Queen Victoria Proof
2019 £10 Five-Ounce Silver Queen Victoria Proof
  • 200th Anniversary Commemorative
  • Five Ounces of 99.9% Fine Silver
  • Official U.K. Legal Tender
  • Dual Portrait Reverse
  • Proof Condition
  • 800 Struck
  • Certified by NGC as One of First 200 Struck
  • Exclusive Label
2019 £5 Silver Queen Victoria Piedfort Proof
2019 £5 Silver Queen Victoria Piedfort Proof
  • 200th Anniversary Commemorative
  • 1.82 Ounces of 92.5% Fine Silver
  • Official U.K. Legal Tender
  • Intricate Reverse Design
  • Edge Lettering
  • Proof Condition
  • Double-Thick Piedfort
  • 2,750 Struck
  • Certified by NG as One of First 250 Struck
  • Exclusive Label
2019 £5 Silver Queen Victoria Proof
2019 £5 Silver Queen Victoria Proof
  • 200th Anniversary Commemorative
  • 0.91 Ounces of 92.5% Fine Silver
  • Official U.K. Legal Tender
  • Intricate Reverse Design
  • Edge Lettering
  • Proof Condition
  • 7,500 Struck
  • Certified by NGC as One of First 250 Struck
  • Exclusive Label
Don't let this opportunity pass you by–only a portion of each mintage has been certified by NGC as One of First Struck. Order now and let the sun never set on your collection!

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