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Obverse of Somalia 25 Shillings
Obverse of Somalia Victorian Era 25 Shillings

Reverse of Somalia 25 Shillings
Reverse of Somalia Victorian Era 25 Shillings

Victoria Gothic Head
In 2001, Somalia issued a 25 shillings coin marking the centenary of the ending of the Victorian era. On the reverse of this crown sized coin is a superb reproduction of the gothic portrait of Queen Victoria as originally used on the gothic crown of 1847.

A Classic Design
Of all the different portraits of Queen Victoria on the coins of her 65 year reign, we believe that the gothic head as used on the gothic crown of 1847 was the most beautiful. This crown is difficult to find in high grades of preservation, and therefore expensive. The same portrait was also used on the gothic florins issued from 1852 to 1887, but of course these are smaller and therefore not as spectacular as the crown; even so they are quite expensive is top condition. Because of this, we believe this Somali crown makes an interesting and inexpensive addition to a portrait collection of British coins.

Face ValueDiameterWeightAlloyASW
25 Shillings38.6122Cupro-nickel 

Notes to Table
Face Value = Denomination in Australian Dollars.
Weight = Standard weight in grams.
Diameter = Diameter in millimetres.

Prices & Availability
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DenominationAlloyPrice £Price $
25 ShillingsCupro-Nickel£4.95$7.95

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Postage & Packing:
UK: At buyer's Risk £3.50 or
Fully Insured £9 (Usually by Royal Mail Special Delivery)
USA: Airmail at buyer's risk $10 or
Fully Insured $20
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