The reverse designed by Mr William Dyce RA for the Godless florin was retained for the Gothic issues and used on the crown.
While this is not a rare coin, its glamorous design makes this coin always in demand. The type was also struck in 1853. This design was never struck for circulation but was reused on the florin of 1848 - 1887, which is readily available in circulated condition.
Crowned bust of Queen Victoria facing left, dress decorated with roses, thistles and shamrocks; around in lower case Gothic script, Victoria dei gratia britanniar. reg: f: d
Four crowned shields forming a cross about the Star of the Garter, upper and lower shields with the arms of England, right, Scotland; left, Ireland; between shields two roses, a thistle and a shamrock; around above in lower case Gothic script, tueatur unita deus; around below, anno dom mdcccxlvii (translation, May God guard these United Kingdoms, Year of Our Lord 1847).