Featured as our Product of the Month for December, we have the remarkable ‘Penny Black Anniversary Set’. This set includes an original 1840 Penny Black stamp, along with the world’s first blackened fifty pence coin to mark it’s 180th anniversary.
Queen Victoria Heritage Coinage
Queen Victoria, Britain’s second-longest reigning monarch, presided over huge industrial change and expansion of the empire, and the impact that her reign had on British society has been profound.
Here at Hattons of London, we have released an incredible new range celebrating Queen Victoria’s 125th Diamond Jubilee Anniversary. However, if you favour heritage items, continue reading as we explore all of the Queen Victoria heritage coinage that we currently have available.
This year, Victoria Day will be celebrated on the 23rd May. Initially in recognition of Queen Victoria’s birthday, it has since been considered as a celebration for the official birthday of Canada’s sovereign and the beginning of summer season in Canada.
In our latest blog, we will be exploring the history of Victoria Day.
Queen Victoria… Six Things You May Not Know!
Queen Victoria reigned from just after her 18th birthday until her death at the age of 81. She is our second longest reigning monarch. She was married to her beloved Albert for 21 years, and mourned his death for nearly 40 years afterwards. But what else do you know about Victoria. Here are six unusual facts that you may find interesting.
Six Coinage Portraits of Queen Victoria
One of Britain’s greatest monarchs, Queen Victoria, commanded the greatest empire the world has ever seen for over 63 years. The gold sovereign has a prestigious reputation around the globe, which was established in the reign of Queen Victoria, and over 25% of the population used coins with Queen Victoria’s portrait. However, despite this, there were minimal coinage portraits of Queen Victoria produced.
In our latest blog, we will be exploring six effigies that appeared on coinage during Queen Victoria’s reign…
The Royal Jubilees of Queen Victoria
Having ascended to the throne at only 18 years old on 20 June 1837, Queen Victoria ruled for over 63 years and celebrated her life and reign through a series of Royal Jubilees.
Now, she is Britain’s second-longest reigning monarch, and throughout this blog we will be exploring the two jubilees that she celebrated during her incredible reign.