Thursday, 15 February 2018

Victoria Queen Silver Quarter Rupee Coin of Bombay Mint.

Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria; 24 May 1819 – 22 January 1901) was Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20 June 1837 until her death. On 1 May 1876, she adopted the additional title of Empress of India.
Victoria was the daughter of Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn, the fourth son of King George III. Both the Duke of Kent and King George III died in 1820, and Victoria was raised under close supervision by her German-born mother, Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld. She inherited the throne at the age of 18, after her father's three elder brothers had all died, leaving no surviving legitimate children. The United Kingdom was already an established constitutional monarchy, in which the sovereign held relatively little direct political power. Privately, Victoria attempted to influence government policy and ministerial appointments; publicly, she became a national icon who was identified with strict standards of personal morality.

1862, Victoria Queen, Silver Mule 1/4 Rupee, Bombay Mint, Gold 5 Rupee Obverse of L C Wyon design, (PR # 373/S&W# 4.135), graded & slabbed by NGC as PF 62, Restrike proof, Extremely Rare