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Proof Coin - Florin, Queen Victoria, Great Britain, 1880 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 4674

Summary:
Proof silver coin; Denomination: Florin
Royal Mint, London
Queen Victoria (1837-1901)

A florin is a 2 shillings coin. This coin was part of the Melbourne Mint's exhibit at the 1880 and 1888 Melbourne International Exhibitions as part of an 1880 proof set, Sovereign to farthing.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 29 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 11.285 g (Weight)

More information

Themes this item is part of: Royal Mint, London, HM Queen Victoria (1819-1901), William Wyon, Medallist & Engraver (1795-1851), Royal Mint, Tower Hill, 1809-1975, Early History of London Mints, to 1300, William Wyon, Medallist (1795-1851), The Royal Mint, Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Great Britain
Tertiary Classification: proof strikes
Series: proof
DateEra: 1880 AD
Denomination: 2 Shillings
Obverse Description: Crowned bust of the Queen facing left, the dress decorated with rose, thistle and shamrock;around in Gothic letters, Victoria d: g: britt: reg: f: d: mdccclxxx.
Reverse Description: Four crowned shields forming a cross around a rose, the shields bear the arms of England, top and bottom, Scotland at right and Ireland at left; between shields under arched canopy, two roses, a thistle and a shamrock; around above, One florin; around below, one tenth of a pound, in Gothic letters.
Edge Description: Milled
Shape: round
Material: Silver
Issued By: HM Queen Victoria, England, Great Britain
Mint: Royal Mint, London
Artist: William Wyon - Royal Mint, London
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Philip Skingley - Spink & Sons Ltd., Coins of England and the United Kingdom, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 2007, Spink 3900 Pages

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