Edward VII Double Florin Patinas 1902
The Double Florin was only issued for four years 1887-90, but that wasn’t good enough for our friend, he thought the Double Florin was ‘neat’. So he hired a fantastic engraver and made some of his own of King Edward VII. They are what is known as Patinas or retro-patterns to show what the coin might have looked like if it had actually been made at the time. Over the years they have become highly collectable, as collectors want an Edward VII Double Florin but of course, the Royal Mint never made any. They are large crown-sized and struck in Copper and a Goldine or gold colour metal. We bought a small group that had been put away some time ago when they had been struck. We have about 100 each of the copper and goldine issue. If you own one of these you will own something that most collectors don’t have, after all ‘They didn’t even make these’.