Antique Victorian English Silver Shilling Coin Enamel Stick Pin Queen Victoria Jubilee Souvenir
Dating to 1887, may I offer this enameled shilling coin that was worn proudly on a coat lapel to celebrate the Jubilee of Queen Victoria. As you can see, the reverse of the shilling coin depicted the Coat of Arms of the Monarch and the motto of the Knights of the Most Noble Order of the Garter; it was very easy, with this design already stamped on the coin to just "fill it in" with enamel. The reverse of the coin shows Victoria in all her glory with the engravers/mint's initials on the coin of FD. The coin has been positioned onto a stick pin that has a notched swirl design (the better for holding fast onto a coat lapel). The silver on both the coin and the stick pin have been gilded though there is now a patina to the gold overlay - it's not "bright and shiny" as new gold would look. (The last photo shows a different color enamel variation.)
Condition: Excellent with no problems I can spot.
Metal Content: Coin Silver coin - the stick pin is probably silver as well but to test would mean disturbing the gold overlay and I don't want to do that.
Size: The coin is 3/4" high/wide; the length of the finished piece is 2-2/4" long.
Weight: 4 grams and a bit
Final Comments: Fabulous! If you want to see how the coin looks without enamel just do an Internet search for an "1887 shilling coin" - you'll see how the enamelist transformed this humble coin into a souvenir for Queen Victoria's Jubilee. A beautiful pin in beautiful condition!
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1887 Queen Victorian Jubilee Shilling Coin Enamel Stick Pin