United Kingdom: Coin Double Florin 1890 - detailed information

United Kingdom: Coin Double Florin 1890
CoinDouble Florin 1890

A double florin is a 4 shilling coin. Struck as part of a new coinage introduced for the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria, 1837-1887.

The coins all shared a new obverse of the Queen, adapted from Boehm's own Jubillee medal. Both the new head and the new double-florin denomination proved unpopular. The head was replaced in 1893 and the denomination only struck until 1890. The reverse design was adapted from the 5 guinea coin of Queen Anne.

The florin had been introduced in 1849 as a step towards decimalisation of the coinage; it was one tenth of a pound.

MintRoyal Mint
Obverse
United Kingdom / Double Florin 1890 - obverse photo

Bust of Queen Victoria facing left wearing the small 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
United Kingdom / Double Florin 1890 - reverse photo

Four crowned shields arranged to form a cross about the Star of the Garter, top and bottom bear the arms of England, right Scotland, left, Ireland; between the shields ar four sceptres, two surmounted with an orb, one with a thistle and one with a harp; around, BRITT: REG: 1890 FID: DEF:, the date being divided by the crown above the top English shield.

Reverse Inscription BRITT: REG: 1890 FID: DEF:
EdgeMilled
Edge InscriptionNone
Double Florin 1890: References to Information Used
Advertising
Royal Mint Bullion
Royal Mint Bullion
Double Florin 1890: Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
PeriodPound Sterling (pre-decimal) (1801 - 1971)
Coin TypeDouble Florin
Issued1890
MonarchQueen Victoria
EffigyPortrait by Joseph Edgar Boehm (Jubilee head)
Face Value4 (x Shilling)
CurrentNo (demonetised 1970)
Mintage782,146
Material0.925 Silver
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationReversed (Coin Alignment, Axis 6)
Size (mm)
Mass (g)22.6207
Advertising (helps this site)
Share or Bookmark this Page
Double Florin 1890: Photos
ImageDetails
Great Britain 1890 double florin
Copyright: CoinFactsWiki / CC BY-SA
Author:
Source
Great Britain 1890 double florin
Copyright: CoinFactsWiki / CC BY-SA
Author:
Source
Coin - Double-florin, Queen Victoria, Great Britain, 1890
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Source
Coin - Double-florin, Queen Victoria, Great Britain, 1890
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Source
Double Florin 1890: Catalogue Reference IDs