British 'Gothic' Silver Crown, Queen Victoria

1849 AD

Coins

Numismatics

Many people have heard of the Aberdeen-born artist William Dyce and have admired his paintings. But not so many know that he had a hand in the design of a British silver coin. Queen Victoria thought very highly of Dyce's art and got him to work with coin engraver William Wyon. Together they produced one of the most beautiful coins ever made in Britain.