Victoria, Florin (Gothic)

The first British decimal coin was the Florin or Two Shillings which today is the 10p. First issued in 1849 and changed to the Gothic design in 1851 these florins were struck in Sterling Silver. You have a crowned portrait of Queen Victoria facing left on the obverse and four crowned coats of arms on the reverse. The strangest thing is that a large part of the population was illiterate, yet instead of putting the date in what is known today as Arabic numerals, they put the date in Roman numerals. So that a large part of the populace could not even read the date that was on the coin. As 1872 became (MDCCC) Ixxii. The coins on offer have seen considerable circulation, but don’t forget that even the most modern of the coins is today 132 years old. We have made sure that you can make out the date, even if only the last digits are clear. Available in different grades. Dates will be of our choice.
Picture of Victoria, Florin (Gothic) Fair
Victoria, Florin (Gothic) Fair
Victoria Gothic Florin in Fair.
Availability: In stock
SKU: CVV5112
Victoria, Florin (Gothic) Very Good
Victoria Gothic Florin in Very Good.
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SKU: CVV5113
Victoria, Florin (Gothic) Fine_obv
Victoria, Florin (Gothic) Fine
Victoria Gothic Florin in Fine.
Availability: In stock
SKU: CVV5114
Products specifications
Attribute nameAttribute value
MonarchVictoria 1837 - 1901
Pre-Decimal DenominationFlorin (Two Shillings)