• The Queen Victoria Double Florin was one of the shortest-lived British coin denominations
• Introduced as part of a coinage redesign in 1887
• Features the controversial 'Jubilee Head' portrait
• Historic coin over 100 years old
• Limited number available for CPM clients
Why I recommend the 1887-1890 Queen Victoria Double Florin…
Introduced as part of a coinage redesign in 1887, The Double Florin had a striking resemblance to the Crown. Both featured an identical portrait of Queen Victoria and neither had a denomination. Yet the Double Florin was worth a shilling less.
Often mistaken for a Crown, anecdotal evidence suggests more than a few barmaids lost their livelihood as a result, earning the nickname: The Barmaid’s Ruin.
Because of this, the Queen Victoria Double Florin was one of the shortest-lived British coin denominations in history, only in production for 4 years between 1887 and 1890. Due to the short production time and the stories behind this controversial coin, the Double Florin is always in high demand and they are already a challenge to source on the secondary market.
I only have a very limited number available for CPM clients so make sure your secure yours today.
Alex Hanrahan, Managing Consultant
1887-1890 Queen Victoria Double Florin
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- Dates of issue: 1887 - 1890
- Metal: .925 Fine Silver
- Weight: 22.62g
- Diameter: 36mm
- Obverse: Queen Victoria Jubilee Head by Sir Joesph Boehm
- Reverse: Design by Leonard Charles Wyon