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1897 Victoria Old Head Silver Florin Coin

This is an 1897 Victoria Old Head Silver Florin. The coin features the old head (also known as the "veiled head") portrait of Queen Victoria by Thomas Brock. This was the final portrait to appear on coins issued during her reign. 

Old head florins were issued from 1893 until 1901. 

Photographs shown may not be the actual coin and may differ in terms of grade, die numbers, design flaws and other minor details.

from £75.00

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Totals are approximate until metal prices are confirmed on the next LBMA fix.

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The coin has a milled edge. 


Older veiled portrait of Queen Victoria with the engraver's initials T.B. in raised letters below the shoulder.

The obverse inscription reads:



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" 

The reverse legend reads:



Silver Weight Troy Ounces0.336
Fineness / Carat0.925 Sterling
Obverse DesignerThomas Brock
Reverse DesignerEdward Poynter
Issuing Monarch Victoria (1837-1901)
Mint / BrandThe Royal Mint
CountryUnited Kingdom
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aVFgVF£75.00Out Of Stock
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Date Obverse Reverse Price
02 June 2020 aVF gVF £75.00
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Bullion coins are provided as is and on occasion may have some minor scratches or edge knocks. These are not regarded as faulty or damaged goods as their precious metal content and value as a bullion coin is not affected. Any coin sold for a value less than a 180% intrinsic is considered a bullion coin.

Gold investment products are VAT free. Silver investment products are inclusive of VAT at the current rate unless otherwise stated.

All investment products are based on the live precious metal price. Prices will be fixed once the item has been added to the basket and recalculates just before checking out. 

If your product is not a graded coin and is considered a bullion item, it should be noted that these are bought and sold on low premiums over their precious metal content and not solely for aesthetic purposes; therefore, some products may have edge knocks and/or marks. These edge knocks and marks do not alter the specifications of the coins.

Please note that all investment products are exempt from the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 and therefore customers do not have the right to cancel their order once the order has been accepted. If customers no longer wish to go ahead with their investment purchase, there is an option to sell the products back to Chard (1964) Ltd instead. View our current buy back prices.

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Delivery Information

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Orders over £60 - Fully Insured Delivery.

  • Within the UK and BFPO - Next day fully insured and tracked. Delivery starts from £6. 

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  • Within the UK and BFPO - Royal Mail 2nd Class. Your order will normally arrive within 2-3 working days. Delivery starts from £3.50.

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We offer fully insured delivery on all special delivery options. We do need to pass on the cost of this insurance as it soon adds up shipping high value gold and silver products. 

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