Great Britain 1848 Model Crown. This coin was designed in Birmingham by Joseph Moore as a proposal for a lightweight non-precious metal coinage. It was minted by Hyam Hyams, a London Goldsmith (as well as a watch & clock maker and moneychanger). It is 26.5mm and weighs 8 Grams. The type did circulate as evidenced by the circulated examples occasionally seen for sale. This one got an MS62 from PCGS. The Obverse depicts a left facing young bust of Queen Victoria surrounded by wreath of rose, shamrock, and thistle. The obverse states “Victoria Queen of Great Britain” & the date (in Roman Numerals). The Reverse bears the four shields of the United Kingdom encircled by the Garter with "Model Crown" above and “H. Hyams” below. This is a nice flashy Uncirculated example with attractive light toning highlights on the Silvering. Please post some of your favorite Bi-metalic coins. One of my favorites is Canada’s polar bear but I could never get a good photograph of mine. Please post ‘em if you got ‘em.