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1896 Queen Victoria British Silver "Widow Head" Florin (2 Shillings)

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General
Type: Queen Victoria British Silver "Widow Head" Florin (2 Shillings) 
Years: 1893 - 1901  Cat. Num.: KM# 781 
Country: Great Britain  Period: Victoria 
Currency: Pound sterling  Face value: 2 Shillings 
System: Sterling pre-decimal  4 Farthings = 1 Penny
12 Pence = 1 Shilling
2 Shillings = 1 Florin
5 Shillings = 1 Crown
20 Shillings = 1 Pound (Sovereign)
21 Shillings = 1 Guinea 
Desgr/Engr: Thomas Brock, Edward Poynter 
Obverse: Victoria mature veiled bust left 
Legend: VICTORIA·DEI·GRA·BRITT·REGINA·FID·DEF·IND·IMP· 
Reverse: Crowned shields of England, Scotland and Ireland 
Legend: ·ONE·FLORIN TWO·SHILLINGS 
Edge: Reeded 
Purpose: Circulation 
Issue
Year:
1896
Mint:  
Mintage: 2,944,000 
Scarcity:
Valuation:
 
Notes:  
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Specifications
Alignment:
Medal 
 
Composition: Silver 
Fineness: 0.9250 
Weight (g): 11.3104g 
Weight (Oz): 0.36 Oz 
Net Content: 0.34 Oz (10.46g) 
Bullion Value: $8.86 
Diameter: 28.00mm 
Thickness:  
Description

The British two shilling coin, also known as the florin, was issued from 1849 until 1967. It was worth one tenth of a pound, or twenty-four old pence. It should not be confused with the medieval gold florin, which was nominally worth six shillings.

In 1968, in the run-up to decimalisation, the two shilling coin was superseded by the decimal ten pence coin, which had the same value and initially the same size and weight. It continued in circulation, alongside the ten pence, until 1993, when the ten pence was reduced in size.

Value Range
Year Mintage G F VF EF AU UNC BU PROOF
1896 2,944,000 $11.50 $17.50 $30 $65 $95 $130
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