Features one of the most short-lived royal portraits in British history

The only monarch apart from our own Queen to celebrate a Diamond Jubilee.

This year we celebrated Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee, it’s only the second time in history a British monarch has celebrated this milestone, the only other occasion being in the reign of Queen Victoria.

To celebrate Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee in 1887 a silver shilling was struck depicting the first new portrait of Queen Victoria for almost 50 years!

This piece of history has always been especially sought-after by collectors as it is one of the shortest-lived shillings in the history of the House of Windsor.

  • Struck by The Royal Mint over 120 years ago
  • Minted in solid sterling silver
  • Commemorates Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee in 1887


Issued: 1887 – 1893
Diameter: 24mm
Alloy: Sterling silver, .925 fine
Obverse: The Jubilee Portrait of Queen Victoria
Struck to celebrate the Golden Jubilee, this
portrait was only ever used for six years, making
it one of the shortest-lived royal portraits in
British history.
Reverse: Shield of the Royal Arms within a garter
This reverse design was also never re-used,
making it equally short-lived.