Victoria Gothic proof 1847 crown plain edge

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  1. ABcoins

    ABcoins New Member

    Hi I'm a new member at this forum. I have a question about mine victoria proof crown 1847, plain edge.

    Can you somehow determine the silver % without using some kind röntgen device or gravity testing. If not, does anybody knows what's the mass differences is between the two coins?
     

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  3. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    capthank and stlnats like this.
  4. Maxfli

    Maxfli Supporter! Supporter

    Numista agrees with you.
     
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  6. physics-fan3.14

    physics-fan3.14 You got any more of them.... prooflikes? Supporter

    Krause lists the coin as 28.2759g of 0.925 fine silver, for 0.8409 oz ASW.

    The silver content of this coin is completely irrelevant to the value, however - even as an impaired (cleaned) proof like you show, this is a $2k coin.
     
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  7. AuldFartte

    AuldFartte Supporter! Supporter

    Welcome.gif @ABcoins ! That Gothic Crown is amazing. I'm still trying to find a decent one for my British Victorian Type Set.
     
  8. Spark1951

    Spark1951 Accomplishment, not Activity Supporter

    Super Crown!…I have a question about the date, though.
    mdccc is 1800, with you there, then an x means 10 to 1810. Then there is a pillar device between the x and the vii. To me this is 1817, not recognizing the pillar device for a value.

    Now, I have run across coins that use a highly “stylized” font in the characters, but what is that pillar/post thing? Not a normal Roman numeral I have seen.
    Thanks in advance...Spark
    edit: I figured it out. It’s a lower case L...so xl is 40...duh!…Spark
     
  9. capthank

    capthank Well-Known Member

    Really helpful to give this site. Thanks. helps us all learn.
     
  10. ABcoins

    ABcoins New Member

    thank you very much for your replies and warm welcome
     
  11. Cucumbor

    Cucumbor Dombes collector Supporter

    Welcome to the boards @ABcoins, and wonderful gothic crown.
    I've shown your pics to my wife, who said "wow ! that's a beauty ! I can gift you with one of those if you like " .... before she knew how much it would set her back :)

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