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British Crowns Stamped with Roman NumeralsDuring 1893 and 1900, Great Britain released a Veiled Head Crown (which is sometimes referred to as the Old or Widowed head design).
Ian Russell on Sun, Dec 04, 2011 10:41:42 AM
The edges of the Veiled Head crowns are stamped with the regnal year, starting with LVI in the first part of 1893. There are two regnal dates per calendar year, as the queen's accession to the throne was in June 1837.
1893 LVI proof