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Coin - Florin, Queen Victoria, Great Britain, 1887 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 1128

Summary:
Silver coin; Denomination: Florin
Royal Mint, London
Queen Victoria (1837-1901)
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 29 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 11.314 g (Weight)

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Themes this item is part of: George McArthur, Collector & Baker (1842-1903), Royal Mint, London, HM Queen Victoria (1819-1901), McArthur Bequest, Royal Mint, Tower Hill, 1809-1975, Early History of London Mints, to 1300, The Royal Mint, Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Great Britain
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
DateEra: 1887 AD
Denomination: Florin (2 Shillings)
Obverse Description: Bust of the Queen facing left the small wearing imperial crown, long veil falling behind her head, pearl necklace and earring, Ribbon and Star of the Garter and the badge of the Imperial Order of India; in small raised letters on the bust truncation, the artist's initials J.E.B. (Joseph Edgar Boehm); around, VICTORIA DEI GRATIA
Reverse Description: Four crowned shields forming a cross about the Star of the Garter, upper and lower with the arms of England, right, Scotland, left, Ireland; between shields forr sceptres, two tipped with orbs, one each with thistle and shamrock; around, BRITT: REG: 1887 FID: DEF:; the date is divided by the crown above the top English shield
Edge Description: Milled
Shape: Round
Material: Silver
Issued By: HM Queen Victoria, England, Great Britain, 1887
Mint: Royal Mint, London, London, England, Great Britain, 1887
Previous Collection: George McArthur
Bibliography:
  1. [Thesis] Lugton, Mary E. 1989. George McArthur of Maldon: his Life and his Book Collection.
  2. [Catalogue] Morrison, Ian. 2003. The Baker of Maldon.
  3. [Book], Philip Skingley - Spink & Sons Ltd., Coins of England and the United Kingdom, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 2007, Spink 3921 Pages

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