This coin is in great shape – even though the scan doesn’t show it very well, there are traces of red mint luster in the fields.
On the obverse, there’s a young portrait of Queen Victoria facing to the left. The legend reads “Victoria Dei Gratia”.
On the reverse, the allegorical figure Brittania is shown holding a trident while sitting against a shield with the Saint George Cross on it. Below her, a long stemmed rose lays on its side. The legend reads “Brittania : Reg Fid : DEF :”.
Identification code: Great Britain KM-739
Mint Mark: n/a – but (I think) this is a Type C date
Mintage: unknown (but fairly large)
Country of origin: England
Size: 34 mm
Weight: 18.8 grams
Other details: There were several varieties and types of errors that occur at the queen’s pony tail. This coin seems to be a Tie ribbon (Type3). I’ll try to post better pictures once I get the hang of photographing through a loupe.
Estimated Value: $50-70 (possibly more if it is the variety/error that I suspect). A hair ribbon variety sold on eBay for $516.25 in January of 2011.