The 1880 florin, one tenth of a pound, depicts the gothic portrait.
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There are two obverses for the 1880 Gothic Florin. The first portrait is the older Gothic portrait of Queen Victoria as found on the previous dated florins.
The second portrait is a younger Queen Victoria in a gothic portrait. We are yet to see the latter.
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 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 mdccclxxx
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)|
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