Victoria - Double Florins 1890 - Kingdom of Great Britain

monnaie monde royaume uni victoria double florins 1890 kingdom of great britain
monnaie monde royaume uni victoria double florins 1890 kingdom of great britain

Country: Great Britain
Ruler: Queen Victoria (1837-1901) 
Type: Standard circulation coin
Years: 1890 (1887-1890)
Value: Double Florins = 4 shillings (1/5 LSD)
Mintage: 782,100
Composition: Silver (.925)
Weight: 22.1 g
Diameter: 36 mm
Grade: VF/F
Shape: Ronde
Orientation: Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized: Yes
References: KM# 763, Sp# 3923

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

Lettering: VICTORIA DEI GRATIA

Translation: Victoria by the Grace of God

Engraver: Joseph Edgar Boehm 

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

Lettering: BRITT: REG: 18 90 FID: DEF :

Translation: Queen of the Britains Defender of the Faith

Engraver: Leonard Charles Wyon 

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;

KM# 763, Sp# 3923
14 Feb 2020
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