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1896 Queen Victoria British Silver "Widow Head" Florin

Obverse

Reverse

Item Notes

General

Type:  Queen Victoria British Silver "Widow Head" Florin 
Origin:  Great Britain  Cat. Num.:  KM# 781 
Era / Ruler:  Victoria  Face Value:  1 Florin 
Issued from:  1893  Issued until:  1901 
Alignment:  Medal !!   Desgr. / Engr.:  Thomas Brock, Edward Poynter 
Obverse:  Victoria mature veiled bust left 
Reverse:  Crowned shields of England, Scotland and Ireland 
Edge:  Reeded 

Issue

Year: 1896
Mint: The Royal Mint
Mintage: 2,944,000
Scarcity:
30/100
 
Valuation:
50/100
 
Notes:
Grades & Prices available: ?
-> (G+) Sold
 

Specifications

Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9250
Weight(g): 11.3104g
Weight(Oz): 0.36 Oz
Net Content: 0.34 Oz (10.46g)
Bullion Value: $5.13
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In 1968, in the run-up to decimalisation, the two shilling coin was superseded by the decimal ten pence coin, which had the same value and initially the same size and weight.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 $7.50 $14.00 $27 $65 $90 $130

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