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Royal Red Cross Victoria Rare

£1,995.00

Royal Red Cross, VR Issue, Silver Gilt, extremely rare one of only 112 produced during the reign of Queen Victoria.

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Royal Red Cross, VR Issue, Silver Gilt, extremely rare one of only 112 produced during the reign of Queen Victoria.

 

Enamels in good intact condition, general uniform wear by a Nurse.

 

The RRC or R.R.C. was first instituted by Queen Victoria in 1883.

 

During 1883, 100 pieces were ordered to be produced by Garrards, which are believed to be the first types issued in sold gold.

 

With the Boer War coming the supplies were running out and during this time, 12 were orders were placed during 1899, 50 in 1900 and 50 in 1901 from Garrard and Co.

 

This is one of the 112 awards which were produced between 1899-1901.

 

From 1883-1900 the RRC was awarded only 100 times, including a number of backdated awards as far back as the Crimean War when an award was made to Florence Nightingale during 1883, and some for the First Boer War etc.

 

From 1901-1902, the RRC was awarded 106 times.

 

So there was in total from 1883-1902 only about 206 awards of the Royal Red Cross and only as many as 212 produced in total.