The 1878 florin, one tenth of a pound, features the gothic portrait of Queen Victoria.
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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, to the right of the die number.
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 brit reg f d mdcccliii
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
|Issuing Monarch||Victoria (1837-1901)|
|Obverse Grade||Reverse Grade||Price||Availability|
|Fine||Fine||£25.00||Out of Stock|
|19 July 2019||Fine||Fine||£25.00|
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