This 1887 Queen Victoria Jubilee Proof Gold Two Pound represents a fascinating relic of the Jubilee celebrations of 1887, which marked Victoria’s fifty years on the throne.
The Jubilee was first marked by a Royal feast attended by all the crowned heads of Europe, along with the heads of state of Britain’s overseas colonies and dominions.
The next day, Victoria rode at the head of an enormous procession to Westminster Abbey, where a Jubilee service took place.
Vast crowds of cheering people lined the route and the procession was guarded by a unit of the Indian cavalry, in recognition of Victoria’s position as Empress of India.
Owning this coin is a link to one of the most famous and grand events in Victoria’s long and prosperous reign.