1 Florin - Victoria 1st portrait; 'Gothic' type

Features

Country United Kingdom
Queen Victoria (1837-1901)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1851-1887
Value 1 Florin = 2 Shillings (0.1)
Currency Pound sterling (1158-1970)
Composition Silver (.925)
Weight 11.31 g
Diameter 30 mm
Thickness 2 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 06-30-1993
References KM# 746,
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Thomas Michael (editor), Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Thomas Michael (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.
Sp# 3891-3901
  • Emma Howard (editor); 2020. Coins of England & the United Kingdom: Pre-Decimal Issues (55th edition). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom. ISBN 9781912667536.
  • Geoff Kitchen (editor); 2020. Coins of England & the United Kingdom: Decimal Issues (6th edition). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom. ISBN 9781912667215.

Obverse

Crowned bust of Queen Victoria left, legend and date around.

Lettering: Victoria d:g:britt: reg:f:d:mdccclxxvii

Translation: Victoria by the Grace of God Queen of the Britains Defender of the Faith 1877

Engraver: William Wyon

William Wyon RA, was official chief engraver at the Royal Mint from 1828 until his death.

Reverse

Crowned cruciform shields of England, Scotland and Ireland, national flower emblems in angles, legend around.

Lettering:
One florin
one tenth of a pound

Engraver: William Dyce

Edge

Reeded

Comments

The standard weight of these coins was 4/11 troy ounce (174.5 grains).

Obverse die varieties:

KM#746.1, Sp#3891 (1851-63) Type B1 - reads 'brit:', WW below bust, no die number;
KM#746.3, Sp#3892 (1864-67) Type B2 - similar as last but die number below bust;
KM#746.2, Sp#3893 (1868-79) Type B3 - similar as last but reads 'britt:' ;
KM#746.2, Sp#3894 (1877 only) Type B4 - similar as last but border of 48 arcs, no WW below bust;
KM#746.2, Sp#3895 (1877-78) Type B5 - similar as last but border of 42 arcs;
KM#746.4, Sp#3897 (1877-79) Type B6 - similar reads 'britt:', WW, no die number, border of 48 arcs;
KM#746.4, Sp#3898 (1879 only) Type B7 - similar as last but no WW, border of 38 arcs;
KM#746.4, Sp#3900 (1880-87) Type B8 - similar as last but younger portrait, border of 34 arcs;
KM#746.4, Sp#3901 (1887 only) Type B9 - similar as last but border of 46 arcs;

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1851  1,540 1.5% KM#746.1, Sp#3891 (mdcccli) Proof
1852  1,014,500 6% KM#746.1, Sp#3891 (mdccclii)
1852  0.3% KM#746.1, Sp#3891 (mdccclii) Proof
1853  3,919,900 15.92 20.27 12% KM#746.1, Sp#3891 (mdcccliii)
1853  0.14% KM#746.1, Sp#3891 (mdcccliii) Proof
1854  550,400 0.7% KM#746.1, Sp#3891 (mdcccliv)
1855  831,000 2% KM#746.1, Sp#3891 (mdccclv)
1856  2,201,700 6% KM#746.1, Sp#3891 (mdccclvi)
1857  1,671,100 4% KM#746.1, Sp#3891 (mdccclvii)
1857  0% KM#746.1, Sp#3891 (mdccclvii) Proof
1858  2,239,300 4% KM#746.1, Sp#3891 (mdccclviii)
1858  0% KM#746.1, Sp#3891(mdccclviii) Proof
1859  2,568,000 7% KM#746.1, Sp#3891 (mdccclix)
1860  635,500 2% KM#746.1, Sp#3891 (mdccclx)
1861  839,500 0.8% KM#746.1, Sp#3891 (mdccclxi)
1862  594,000 0.8% KM#746.1, Sp#3891 (mdccclxii)
1862  0% KM#746.1, Sp#3891 (mdccclxii) plain edge Proof
1863  938,500 1.4% KM#746.1, Sp#3891 (mdccclxiii)
1863  0% KM#746.1, Sp#3891 (mdccclxiii) plain edge Proof
1863  0% KM#746.3, Sp#3892 (mdccclxiii)
1864  1,861,000 4% KM#746.3, Sp#3892 (mdccclxiv)
1864  0.14% KM#746.3, Sp#3892 (mdccclxiv) Proof
1865  1,580,000 3% KM#746.3, Sp#3892 (mdccclxv)
1866  914,700 2% KM#746.3, Sp#3892 (mdccclxvi)
1867  423,700 0.8% KM#746.3, Sp#3892 (mdccclxvii)
1867  0% KM#746.3, Sp#3892 (mdccclxvii) Proof
1868  896,900 2% KM#746.2, Sp#3893 (mdccclxviii)
1869  297,000 2% KM#746.2, Sp#3893 (mdccclxix)
1869  0% KM#746.2, Sp#3893 (mdccclxix) Proof
1870  1,080,600 3% KM#746.2, Sp#3893 (mdccclxx)
1871  0.14% KM#746.2, Sp#3893 (mdccclxx) Proof
1871  3,425,600 52.42 8% KM#746.2, Sp#3893 (mdccclxxi)
1871  0.3% KM#746.2, Sp#3893 (mdccclxxi) Proof
1872  7,199,600 7.42 21.86 18% KM#746.2, Sp#3893 (mdccclxxii)
1873  5,921,800 5.85 13.62 24.92 20% KM#746.2, Sp#3893 (mdccclxxiii)
1873  0% KM#746.2, Sp#3893 (mdccclxxiii) Proof
1874  1,642,600 6% KM#746.2, Sp#3893 (mdccclxxiv)
1875  1,117,000 4% KM#746.2, Sp#3893 (mdccclxxv)
1876  580,000 2% KM#746.2, Sp#3893 (mdccclxxvi)
1877  682,200 3% KM#746.2, Sp#3893 (mdccclxxvii)
1877  0.8% KM#746.4, Sp#3897 (mdccclxxvii)
1878  1,786,600 5% KM#746.2, Sp#3893 (mdccclxxviii)
1878  0.14% KM#746.2, Sp#3893 (mdccclxxviii) Proof
1878  1.3% KM#746.4, Sp#3897 (mdccclxxviii)
1878  0% KM#746.4, Sp#3897 (mdccclxxviii) Proof
1879  1,512,200 6% KM#746.4, Sp#3897 (mdccclxxix)
1879  0% KM#746.4, Sp#3897 (mdccclxxix) Proof
1880  2,167,100 35.71 5% KM#746.4, Sp#3900 (mdccclxxx)
1880  0% KM#746.4, Sp#3900 (mdccclxxx) Proof
1881  2,570,000 4% KM#746.4, Sp#3900 (mdccclxxxi)
1881  0.7% KM#746.4, Sp#3900 (mdccclxxxi) broken die error MDCCCLXXrI
1881  0% KM#746.4, Sp#3900 (mdccclxxxi) Proof
1883  3,555,000 30.05 11% KM#746.4, Sp#3900 (mdccclxxxiii)
1884  1,447,300 3% KM#746.4, Sp#3900 (mdccclxxxiv)
1885  1,758,200 5% KM#746.4, Sp#3900 (mdccclxxxv)
1885  0% KM#746.4, Sp#3900 (mdccclxxxv) Proof
1886  591,700 3% KM#746.4, Sp#3900 (mdccclxxxvi)
1886  0% KM#746.4, Sp#3900 (mdccclxxxvi) Proof
1887  1,776,900 22.67 5% KM#746.4, Sp#3901 (mdccclxxxvii) mintage incl. KM#762
1887  0.8% KM#746.4, Sp#3901 (mdccclxxxvii) Proof

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