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