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JM33282

Victoria 1887 Double-Florin, Roman style 1 in date

Regular price £125
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Victoria (1837-1901),silver Double-Florin of Four Shillings, 1887, Roman 1 in date, crowned and veiled Jubilee type bust left, J.E.B. on truncation for engraver Joseph Edgar Boehm, legend surrounding both sides, VICTORIA DEI GRATIA,rev.crowned cruciform shields, sceptres in angles, garter star at centre, date either side of top crown, legend reads BRITT: REG: FID: DEF:, weight 22.62g (Bull 2695; ESC 394; S.3922).Well struck with mint brilliance, some obverse scuffs and patch of scratches, otherwise good extremely fine with prooflike fields.

Mintage 483,347.

The Latin legends translates on obverse as "Victoria by the Grace of God," and on the reverse as "Queen of the Briton's, Defender of the Faith."

The Double Florinhas an uncanny resemblance to the Crown. Both feature an identical portrait of Queen Victoria and are similar in diameter, in haste or in poor light it would not an unrealistic notion that the two were confused during commerce. The Double Florin was worth a shilling less, of course the reverses are completely different on both denominations, although ostensibly they resembled one another, at least to the touch. Often mistaken for a Crown, anecdotal evidence or oral history has indicated or put forward that several barmaids lost their livelihood as a result, earning the nickname:The Barmaid's Ruin. These coins were only struck for circulation for four years, 1887 until 1890.

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