Queen Victoria, born in 1819, succeeded her uncle King William IV, in 1837, her father Edward Duke of Kent, William's next brother, having died in 1820 when she was only 6 months old. She married her cousin, Prince Labert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, who was given the title of Prince Consort in 1857 and died in 1861. The Queen died in 1901 and was succeeded by her eldest son Edward VII.
Her reign was the longest of any British sovereign.
This sixpence coin was milled in silver and also had a new design for the Queen's Golden Jubilee of the shield in Garter, known as the "withdrawn type". It was changed to this facsimile to avoid confusion with the half-sovereign.
This coin has been cast in lead-free pewter and antique finished.
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