Victoria - One Florin 1878 - Kingdom of Great Britain

monnaie monde royaume uni victoria one florin 1878 kingdom of great britain
monnaie monde royaume uni victoria one florin 1878 kingdom of great britain

Country: Great Britain
Ruler: Queen Victoria (1837-1901) 
Type: Standard circulation coin
Years: 1878 (1851-1887)
Value: 1 Florin = 2 shillings (0.1 LSD)
Mintage: 1,786,600
Composition: Silver (.925)
Weight: 11 g
Diameter: 30 mm
Grade: VF/F
Shape: Ronde
Orientation: Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized: Yes (06-30-1993)
References: KM# 746.2 // Sp# 3893

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

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

Translation: Victoria by the Grace of God Queen of the Britains Defender of the Faith 1878

Engraver: William Wyon 

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;


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

KM# 746.2 // Sp# 3893
14 Feb 2020
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