United Kingdom: Coin Florin 1889 - detailed information

United Kingdom: Coin Florin 1889
CoinFlorin 1889

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.

MintRoyal Mint
Obverse
United Kingdom / Florin 1889 - obverse photo

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
United Kingdom / Florin 1889 - reverse photo

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: 1889 FID: DEF:; the date is divided by the crown above the top English shield.

Reverse Inscription BRITT: REG: 1889 FID: DEF:
EdgeMilled
Edge InscriptionNone
Florin 1889: References to Information Used
All Coins of Country: United Kingdom, Type: Florin (117)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Florin 1848 (Proof only) unknown Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) VICTORIA REGINA 1848
Florin 1849 Godless 413,320 Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) VICTORIA REGINA 1849
Florin 1851 1,540 Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) Victoria d: g: brit: reg: f: d: mdcccli
Florin 1852 1,014,552 Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) Victoria d: g: brit: reg: f: d: mdccclii
Florin 1853 3,919,950 Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) Victoria d: g: brit: reg: f: d: mdcccliii
Florin 1854 550,413 Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) Victoria d: g: brit: reg: f: d: mdcccliv
Florin 1855 831,017 Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) Victoria d: g: brit: reg: f: d: mdccclv
Florin 1856 2,201,760 Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) Victoria d: g: brit: reg: f: d: mdccclvi
Florin 1857 1,671,120 Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) Victoria d: g: brit: reg: f: d: mdccclvii
Florin 1858 2,239,380 Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) Victoria d: g: brit: reg: f: d: mdccclviii
Florin 1859 2,568,060 Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) Victoria d: g: brit: reg: f: d: mdccclix
Florin 1860 1,475,100 Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) Victoria d: g: brit: reg: f: d: mdccclx
Florin 1862 594,000 Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) Victoria d: g: brit: reg: f: d: mdccclxii
Florin 1863 938,520 Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) Victoria d: g: brit: reg: f: d: mdccclxiii
Florin 1864 1,861,200 Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) Victoria d: g: brit: reg: f: d: mdccclxiv
Florin 1865 1,580,040 Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) Victoria d: g: brit: reg: f: d: mdccclxv
Florin 1866 914,760 Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) Victoria d: g: brit: reg: f: d: mdccclxvi
Florin 1867 423,720 Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) Victoria d: g: brit: reg: f: d: mdccclxvii
Florin 1868 869,940 Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) Victoria d: g: britt: reg: f: d: mdccclxviii
Florin 1869 297,000 Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) Victoria d: g: britt: reg: f: d: mdccclxix
Florin 1870 1,080,648 Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) Victoria d: g: britt: reg: f: d: mdccclxvxx
Florin 1871 3,425,605 Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) Victoria d: g: britt: reg: f: d: mdccclxvxxi
Florin 1872 7,199,690 Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) Victoria d: g: britt: reg: f: d: mdccclxvxxii
Florin 1873 5,921,839 Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) Victoria d: g: britt: reg: f: d: mdccclxvxxiii
Florin 1874 1,642,630 Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) Victoria d: g: britt: reg: f: d: mdccclxvxxiv
Florin 1875 1,117,030 Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) Victoria d: g: britt: reg: f: d: mdccclxvxxv
Florin 1876 580,034 Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) Victoria d: g: britt: reg: f: d: mdccclxvxxvi
Florin 1877 682,292 Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) Victoria d: g: britt: reg: f: d: mdccclxvxxvii
Florin 1878 1,786,680 Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) Victoria d: g: britt: reg: f: d: mdccclxvxxviii
Florin 1879 1,512,247 Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) Victoria d: g: britt: reg: f: d: mdccclxvxxix
Florin 1880 2,161,170 Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) Victoria d: g: britt: reg: f: d: mdccclxvxxx
Florin 1881 2,576,337 Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) Victoria d: g: britt: reg: f: d: mdccclxvxxxi
Florin 1883 3,555,667 Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) Victoria d: g: britt: reg: f: d: mdccclxvxxxiii
Florin 1884 1,447,379 Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) Victoria d: g: britt: reg: f: d: mdccclxvxxxiv
Florin 1885 1,758,210 Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) Victoria d: g: britt: reg: f: d: mdccclxvxxxv
Florin 1886 591,773 Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) Victoria d: g: britt: reg: f: d: mdccclxvxxxvi
Florin 1887 Jubilee 1,776,903 Portrait by Joseph Edgar Boehm (Jubilee head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA
Florin 1887 Gothic 1,776,903 Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) Victoria d: g: britt: reg: f: d: mdccclxvxxxvii
Florin 1888 1,547,540 Portrait by Joseph Edgar Boehm (Jubilee head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA
Florin 1889 2,973,561 Portrait by Joseph Edgar Boehm (Jubilee head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA
Florin 1890 1,684,737 Portrait by Joseph Edgar Boehm (Jubilee head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA
Florin 1891 836,438 Portrait by Joseph Edgar Boehm (Jubilee head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA
Florin 1892 283,401 Portrait by Joseph Edgar Boehm (Jubilee head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA
Florin 1893 1,667,415 Portrait by Sir Thomas Brock (Veiled Head) VICTORIA. DEI. GRA. BRITT. REGINA. FID. DEF. IND. IMP.
Florin 1894 1,952,842 Portrait by Sir Thomas Brock (Veiled Head) VICTORIA. DEI. GRA. BRITT. REGINA. FID. DEF. IND. IMP.
Florin 1895 2,182,968 Portrait by Sir Thomas Brock (Veiled Head) VICTORIA. DEI. GRA. BRITT. REGINA. FID. DEF. IND. IMP.
Florin 1896 2,944,416 Portrait by Sir Thomas Brock (Veiled Head) VICTORIA. DEI. GRA. BRITT. REGINA. FID. DEF. IND. IMP.
Florin 1897 1,699,921 Portrait by Sir Thomas Brock (Veiled Head) VICTORIA. DEI. GRA. BRITT. REGINA. FID. DEF. IND. IMP.
Florin 1898 3,061,343 Portrait by Sir Thomas Brock (Veiled Head) VICTORIA. DEI. GRA. BRITT. REGINA. FID. DEF. IND. IMP.
Florin 1899 3,966,953 Portrait by Sir Thomas Brock (Veiled Head) VICTORIA. DEI. GRA. BRITT. REGINA. FID. DEF. IND. IMP.
Florin 1900 5,528,630 Portrait by Sir Thomas Brock (Veiled Head) VICTORIA. DEI. GRA. BRITT. REGINA. FID. DEF. IND. IMP.
Florin 1901 2,648,870 Portrait by Sir Thomas Brock (Veiled Head) VICTORIA. DEI. GRA. BRITT. REGINA. FID. DEF. IND. IMP.
Florin 1902 2,204,698 Portrait by George William de Saulles (Bare Head) EDWARDVS VII DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:
Florin 1903 995,298 Portrait by George William de Saulles (Bare Head) EDWARDVS VII DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:
Florin 1904 2,769,932 Portrait by George William de Saulles (Bare Head) EDWARDVS VII DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:
Florin 1905 1,187,596 Portrait by George William de Saulles (Bare Head) EDWARDVS VII DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:
Florin 1906 6,910,128 Portrait by George William de Saulles (Bare Head) EDWARDVS VII DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:
Florin 1907 5,947,895 Portrait by George William de Saulles (Bare Head) EDWARDVS VII DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:
Florin 1908 3,280,010 Portrait by George William de Saulles (Bare Head) EDWARDVS VII DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:
Florin 1909 3,482,829 Portrait by George William de Saulles (Bare Head) EDWARDVS VII DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:
Florin 1910 5,650,713 Portrait by George William de Saulles (Bare Head) EDWARDVS VII DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:
Florin 1911 5,957,291 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V D.G. BRITT: OMN: REX F.D. IND: IMP:
Florin 1912 8,571,731 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V D.G. BRITT: OMN: REX F.D. IND: IMP:
Florin 1913 4,545,278 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V D.G. BRITT: OMN: REX F.D. IND: IMP:
Florin 1914 21,252,701 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V D.G. BRITT: OMN: REX F.D. IND: IMP:
Florin 1915 12,357,939 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V D.G. BRITT: OMN: REX F.D. IND: IMP:
Florin 1916 21,064,337 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V D.G. BRITT: OMN: REX F.D. IND: IMP:
Florin 1917 11,181,617 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V D.G. BRITT: OMN: REX F.D. IND: IMP:
Florin 1918 29,211,792 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V D.G. BRITT: OMN: REX F.D. IND: IMP:
Florin 1919 9,469,292 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V D.G. BRITT: OMN: REX F.D. IND: IMP:
Florin 1920 15,387,833 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V D.G. BRITT: OMN: REX F.D. IND: IMP:
Florin 1921 34,863,895 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V D.G. BRITT: OMN: REX F.D. IND: IMP:
Florin 1922 23,861,044 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V D.G. BRITT: OMN: REX F.D. IND: IMP:
Florin 1923 21,546,533 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V D.G. BRITT: OMN: REX F.D. IND: IMP:
Florin 1924 4,582,372 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V D.G. BRITT: OMN: REX F.D. IND: IMP:
Florin 1925 1,404,136 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V D.G. BRITT: OMN: REX F.D. IND: IMP:
Florin 1926 5,125,410 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V D.G. BRITT: OMN: REX F.D. IND: IMP:
Florin 1927 (Proof only) 15,000 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Florin 1928 11,087,186 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Florin 1929 16,397,279 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Florin 1930 5,733,568 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Florin 1931 6,556,331 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Florin 1932 717,041 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Florin 1933 8,685,303 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Florin 1935 7,540,546 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Florin 1936 9,897,448 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Two Shillings (Florin) 1937 13,033,183 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX
Two Shillings (Florin) 1938 7,909,388 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX
Two Shillings (Florin) 1939 20,850,607 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX
Two Shillings (Florin) 1940 18,700,338 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX
Two Shillings (Florin) 1941 24,451,079 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX
Two Shillings (Florin) 1942 39,895,243 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX
Two Shillings (Florin) 1943 26,711,987 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX
Two Shillings (Florin) 1944 27,560,005 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX
Two Shillings (Florin) 1945 25,858,049 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX
Two Shillings (Florin) 1946 22,300,254 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX
Two Shillings (Florin) 1947 22,910,085 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX
Two Shillings (Florin) 1948 67,553,636 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX
Two Shillings (Florin) 1949 28,614,939 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX
Two Shillings (Florin) 1950 24,375,003 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX
Two Shillings (Florin) 1951 27,431,747 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX
Two Shillings (Florin) 1953 11,998,710 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA BRITT: OMN: REGINA +
Two Shillings (Florin) 1954 13,085,422 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA +
Two Shillings (Florin) 1955 25,887,253 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA +
Two Shillings (Florin) 1956 47,824,500 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA +
Two Shillings (Florin) 1957 33,071,282 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA +
Two Shillings (Florin) 1958 9,564,580 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA +
Two Shillings (Florin) 1959 14,080,319 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA +
Two Shillings (Florin) 1960 13,831,782 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA +
Two Shillings (Florin) 1961 37,735,315 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA +
Two Shillings (Florin) 1962 35,129,903 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA +
Two Shillings (Florin) 1963 25,580,000 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA +
Two Shillings (Florin) 1964 16,313,000 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA +
Two Shillings (Florin) 1965 48,723,000 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA +
Two Shillings (Florin) 1966 84,574,000 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA +
Two Shillings (Florin) 1967 22,000,000 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA +
Two Shillings (Florin) 1970 (Proof only) 750,476 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA +
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Florin 1889: Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
PeriodPound Sterling (pre-decimal) (1801 - 1971)
Coin TypeJubilee Florin
Issued1889
MonarchQueen Victoria
EffigyPortrait by Joseph Edgar Boehm (Jubilee head)
Face Value2 (x Shilling)
CurrentNo (demonetised 1993)
Mintage2,973,561 (3.0 million)
Material0.925 Silver
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)
Mass (g)
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Coin, Great Britain, Victoria, Florin, Two Shillings, 1889
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Coin, Great Britain, Victoria, Florin, Two Shillings, 1889
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