The 1868 florin, one tenth of a pound, depicts the gothic portrait.
This is the first year of the Gothic Florin in which the legend reads "britt" instead of "brit".
Photographs shown may not be the actual coin and may differ in terms of grade, die numbers, design flaws and other minor details. Contact us if you require a photograph prior to purchase.
The edge is milled.
Large bust of Queen Victoria, crowned, and with a long hair braid, wearing a dress richly embroidered with roses, shamrocks and thistles.
The engraver's initials, W.W. for William Wyon, appear raised below the shoulder.
The die number is seen below the bust.
The obverse inscription appears in gothic style script, in upper and lower case. This in itself is quite unusual, in that most coin inscriptions are in upper case (capitals) only:
"Victoria d g britt reg f d mdccclxviii"
Crowned cruciform shields bearing three lions passant for England, lion rampant for Scotland, and harp for Ireland. In the angles are roses, a shamrock and a thistle. In the centre there is a flower motif. All contained within a tressured circular panel.
The reverse design was also by William Wyon.
The reverse legend is also in lower case gothic style script, except for the "O" of "One":
"One florin - one tenth of a pound"
|Fineness / Carat||0.925 Sterling|
|Obverse Designer||William Wyon|
|Reverse Designer||William Wyon|
|Issuing Monarch||Victoria (1837-1901)|
|Mint / Brand||The Royal Mint|
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