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Victoria 1849 Florin
Victoria (1837-1901), silver Florin, 1849, "Godless" type, crowned Gothic type bust left, WW in field behind clear of linear circle, for engraver William Wyon, Latin legend with linear and beaded border surrounding both sides, date in legend, VICTORIA REGINA 1849, rev. crowned cruciform shields, emblems in alternate angles, rose at centre, denomination legend, +ONE FLORIN+ in upper half, ONE TENTH OF A POUND in lower half, weight 11.30g (Bull 2815; Davies 681; ESC 802; S.3890). Attractively toned, almost extremely fine.
The Latin legend translates merely as "Victoria, Queen," and was seen as almost on the point of blasphemy to the Victorian mind as the traditional "Dei Gratia" for by the grace of God was not included. Public opinion won the day making this coin a one year only type with a new Gothic Florin issued from 1851 onwards.