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Coin: Florin 1888
Description

The new design of the florin was struck as part of a new coinage in gold and silver to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria, 1837-1887. The coins all shared a new 'Jubilee' obverse of the Queen by Boehm, adapted from his own Jubilee medal. The new obverse proved unpopular but was used until 1893.

CountryUnited Kingdom CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
Face value2 (x Shilling) TypeJubilee Florin
Year1888 CurrentNo (demonetised 1993)
Mintage1,547,540 (1.5 million)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Royal Mint No mint mark 1,547,540 (1.5 million)
Material0.925 Silver Designer
MonarchQueen Victoria EffigyPortrait by Joseph Edgar Boehm (Jubilee head)
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm) Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)
Obverse

Bust of Queen Victoria 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. (for Joseph Edgar Boehm); around, VICTORIA DEI GRATIA.

Obverse inscription VICTORIA DEI GRATIA
Reverse

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 four sceptres, two tipped with orbs, one each with thistle and shamrock; around, BRITT: REG: 1888 FID: DEF:; the date is divided by the crown above the top English shield.

Reverse inscription

BRITT: REG: 1888 FID: DEF:

EdgeMilled Edge inscription

None

Florin 1888: Photos
Florin 1888: Photo Silver florin, Great Britain
Silver florin, Great Britain
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Florin 1888: Photo Silver florin, Great Britain
Silver florin, Great Britain
Copyright: American Numismatic Society / CC BY NC
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Florin 1888: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGreat Britain KM# 762
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom3925
Florin 1888: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Museums Victoria Collections 2016 Coin description
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Mint
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Mintage
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Florin 1888: Some useful external links
American Numismatic Society: Silver florin, Great Britain
List of all (119) coins of type: United Kingdom / Florin
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Florin 1885 Florin 1886 Florin 1887 Gothic Florin 1887 Jubilee Florin 1888 Florin 1889
Florin 1890 Florin 1891 Florin 1892 Florin 1893 Florin 1894 Florin 1895
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Florin 1926 Florin 1927 (Proof only) Florin 1928 Florin 1929 Florin 1930 Florin 1931
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