2 Florins - Victoria 2nd portrait; 'Double Florin'

Features

Issuer United Kingdom (United Kingdom, British Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies)
Queen Victoria (1837-1901)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1887-1890
Value 2 Florins (0.2)
Currency Pound sterling (1158-1970)
Composition Silver (.925)
Weight 22.62 g
Diameter 36 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number
N#
11098
References KM# 763,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.
Sp# 3922/3
Emma Howard (editor); 2021. Standard Catalogue of British Coins : Coins of England & the United Kingdom Pre-Decimal Issues (56th edition). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

Crowned and veiled bust ('Jubilee Head') of Queen Victoria left, legend around.

Script: Latin

Lettering: VICTORIA DEI GRATIA

Translation: Victoria by the Grace of God

Engraver: Joseph Edgar Boehm Read more on Wikipedia

Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, 1st Baronet, RA was a medallist and sculptor, best known for the Jubilee head of Queen Victoria on coinage, and the statue of the Duke of Wellington at Hyde Park Corner.

Reverse

Crowned cruciform shields around central Garter star, sceptres with national emblems in angles, divided date above, legend around.

Script: Latin

Lettering: BRITT: REG: 18 87 FID: DEF :

Translation: Queen of the Britains Defender of the Faith

Engraver: Leonard Charles Wyon Read more on Wikipedia

Leonard Charles Wyon was a British engraver of the Victorian era most notable for his work on the gold and silver coinage struck for the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1887 and the bronze coinage of 1860 with the second head portrait, in use from 1860 to 1894.

Edge

Reeded

Comments

The standard weight of these coins was 8/11 troy ounce (349.1 grains).

This particular coin was not included in demonetization legislation when decimalisation was introduced in 1971. It has been confirmed by the Royal Mint that the coin remains legal tender, having been remonetized with a value of 20 pence.

Reverse die varieties:
Sp#3922 (1887 only) Roman I in date;
Sp#3923 (1887-90) Arabic 1 in date;

The 1887 mintage data includes both die varieties.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1887  1 084 1.2% Sp#3922; Proof
1887  483 300 $ 37 $ 60 $ 66 $ 120 35% Sp#3922; Roman I
1887  $ 36 $ 49 $ 80 $ 80 26% Sp#3923; Arabic 1
1887  2 916 0.4% Sp#3923; Proof
1888  243 300 $ 44 $ 44 $ 83 11% Sp#3923
1888  1.8% Sp#3923; 2nd I in VICTORIA as inverted 1
1889  1 185 100 $ 38 $ 38 $ 38 $ 75 $ 120 39% Sp#3923
1889  3% Sp#3923; 2nd I in VICTORIA as inverted 1
1890  782 100 $ 20 $ 34 $ 34 $ 44 $ 76 24% Sp#3923

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Past sales

Pictures Sale Date Version Grade Sold price
Picture 1 of a sold 2 Florins - Victoria (2nd portrait; 'Double Florin')Picture 1 of a sold 2 Florins - Victoria (2nd portrait; 'Double Florin')
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 232103
Lot 63471
Internet Archive
Jan 20, 2021 1890 – Sp#3923 UNC
(PCGS MS62)
USD 288.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 2 Florins - Victoria (2nd portrait; 'Double Florin')
Katz
Auction 82
Lot 2498
Internet Archive
May 13, 2023 1890 – Sp#3923 AU USD 69.28
(EUR 64.00)
(+ buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 2 Florins - Victoria (2nd portrait; 'Double Florin')
Katz
Auction 63
Lot 1312
Internet Archive
Jul 26, 2022 1890 – Sp#3923 AU USD 75.78
(EUR 70.00)
(+ buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 2 Florins - Victoria (2nd portrait; 'Double Florin')
Katz
Auction 63
Lot 1313
Internet Archive
Jul 26, 2022 1890 – Sp#3923 XF USD 44.38
(EUR 41.00)
(+ buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 2 Florins - Victoria (2nd portrait; 'Double Florin')Picture 1 of a sold 2 Florins - Victoria (2nd portrait; 'Double Florin')Picture 1 of a sold 2 Florins - Victoria (2nd portrait; 'Double Florin')Picture 1 of a sold 2 Florins - Victoria (2nd portrait; 'Double Florin')
Heritage Auctions
2024 February 18 Spotlight: Great Britain World Coins Showcase Auction 61362
Lot 21214
Internet Archive
Feb 18, 2024 Undetermined UNC
(NGC MS62)
USD 360.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 2 Florins - Victoria (2nd portrait; 'Double Florin')Picture 1 of a sold 2 Florins - Victoria (2nd portrait; 'Double Florin')
Heritage Auctions
2024 February 18 Spotlight: Great Britain World Coins Showcase Auction 61362
Lot 21213
Internet Archive
Feb 18, 2024 Undetermined UNC
(NGC MS64)
USD 384.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 2 Florins - Victoria (2nd portrait; 'Double Florin')Picture 1 of a sold 2 Florins - Victoria (2nd portrait; 'Double Florin')
Heritage Auctions
2023 October 22 - 23 Spotlight: Great Britain World Coins Showcase Auction 61344
Lot 25384
Internet Archive
Oct 22, 2023 Undetermined UNC
(NGC MS63)
USD 384.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 2 Florins - Victoria (2nd portrait; 'Double Florin')Picture 1 of a sold 2 Florins - Victoria (2nd portrait; 'Double Florin')Picture 1 of a sold 2 Florins - Victoria (2nd portrait; 'Double Florin')Picture 1 of a sold 2 Florins - Victoria (2nd portrait; 'Double Florin')
Heritage Auctions
2023 October 22 - 23 Spotlight: Great Britain World Coins Showcase Auction 61344
Lot 25383
Internet Archive
Oct 22, 2023 Undetermined UNC
(PCGS MS62)
USD 276.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Heritage Auctions
2023 August 17 - 19 ANA World & Ancient Coins Platinum Session and Signature® Auction 3109
Lot 32790
Internet Archive
Aug 17, 2023 Undetermined UNC
(NGC PR65)
USD 3600.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Heritage Auctions
2023 August 17 - 19 ANA World & Ancient Coins Platinum Session and Signature® Auction 3109
Lot 32789
Internet Archive
Aug 17, 2023 Undetermined UNC
(PCGS PR65+ Cameo)
USD 7800.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
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