ISSUED BY THE LAST QUEEN OF IRELAND -

AN ORIGINAL QUEEN VICTORIA´VEILED HEAD´HALF SOVEREIGN

Queen Victoria often spoke of her great affection for Ireland, visiting on a number of occasions throughout her reign and felt that, in her own words, that Ireland was ‘fit for a Queen’. She visited a number of attractions and spots which to this day owe their fame to the last Queen of Ireland. Her final visit came in 1900, just a short time before her death in January 1901.

By 1893, the 3rd and final portrait of Queen Victoria was in use on British coinage, the ‘Veiled Head’ portrait. Also known also as the ‘Widow’s Head’, it was issued in commemoration of her late husband Prince Albert who had died some years previous. The image by Sir Thomas Brock was a more modern and updated depiction of the queen and was used from 1893 until her death in 1901.

 An original circulating half sovereign, issued by The Last Queen of Ireland

√  Depicting the final portrait of Queen Victoria

√  Struck in solid 22-carat gold

√  Half sovereigns are FIVE times rarer than full sovereigns

Acquiring key significant portraits has always been the backbone of coin collecting, and the sovereigns and half sovereigns of Queen Victoria are no different. Her almost 64-year reign has heralded many key milestones in coinage, with rare dates, significant anniversaries and portrait changes contributing to some of the most sought-after coins in British history.

ORDER YOUR ORIGINAL QUEEN VICTORIA ‘VEILED HEAD’ HALF SOVEREIGN TODAY FOR JUST €348 OR THREE INTEREST-FREE INSTALMENTS OF JUST €116 - Postage is on us!

By ordering you have no further commitments and your purchase is protected by The Dublin Mint Office 14-day “no-quibble” guarantee.

Please note there is a limitation of 1 coin per household.


Specifications
Metal:
22 Carat Gold
Weight:
3.99 g
Diameter:
19.3 mm
Denomination:
Half Sovereign