1893 is the first florin to be minted with the Old Head portrait, showing a veiled head.
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
Older veiled portrait of Queen Victoria with the engraver's initials T.B. in raised letters below the shoulder.
The obverse inscription reads:
VICTORIA DEI GRA BRITT REGINA FID DEF
Three shields bearing three lions passant for England, lion rampant for Scotland, and harp for Ireland. In the angles are a rose, shamrock and thistle. Behind are a pair of crossed diadems, one surmounted by an orb, one bearing an eagle, the other a cross.
The entire design is topped by a crown, and all within a border formed by a garter inscribed
"HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE"
For the first time on a florin, the value "two shillings" appears.
The reverse legend reads:
ONE FLORIN TWO SHILLINGS
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