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1889 Victoria Double Florin - Very Fine {5B}


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Weight (grams): Approx 22g

Pure silver content (grams): 20.35

Fineness: Due to age, Silver Content Varies

Dimensions: Approx 36mm

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QTY Net Per Unit VAT Per Unit Gross Per Unit
1+ £98.30 £0.00 £98.30

BullionByPost is proud to offer numismatic collectors a growing range of rare collectable coins, including this milled Silver Double Florin of Victoria 1887-1892, in very fine condition. This 1889 Silver Double Florin features the Victoria Jubilee Head Bust on the obverse and a Crowned Cruciform on the reverse.

"This Wretched Coin". This was the comment in an article in the Daily Telegraph June 27 1887 which heavily criticised its arrival. The worse thing however was the size, only slightly smaller than a crown piece (5 shillings), the double florin (4 shilling piece) was often passed in the dingy pubs to the barmaids as the larger coin, hence the nickname the ‘barmaids ruin’. It only lasted for six years before it was withdrawn to the relief of the barmaids!

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We have available coins in fine, very fine and extremely fine condition. They sit nicely with crowns or type collections.

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