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Edward VII, Patina Double Florin Goldine

The first and only time that a Double Florin was issued for circulation was during the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria. A Double Florin is somewhat smaller than a Crown containing four shillings rather than the five that a Crown contains. International Currency Bureau made up what an Edward VII Double Florin might have looked like, had one actually been made. These show the bare head of the King surrounded by a circle of dots. They only made 750 of this privately issued medallic pattern. They were struck in copper and goldine; here we are offering the goldine variant. You have the bare head of King Edward VII on one side and four shields with sceptres in between. Each piece was struck in Proof condition and considering the quality and the low mintage, we think they are excellent value for the money.
£12.95

Edward VII, Patina Pattern Double Florin Copper

The first and only time that a Double Florin was issued for circulation was during the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria. A Double Florin is somewhat smaller than a Crown containing four shillings rather than the five that a Crown contains. International Currency Bureau made up what an Edward VII Double Florin might have looked like, had one actually been made. These show the bare head of the King surrounded by a circle of dots. They only made 750 of this privately issued medallic pattern. They were struck in copper and goldine; here we are offering the copper variant. You have the bare head of King Edward VII on one side and four shields with sceptres in between. Each piece was struck in Proof condition and considering the quality and the low mintage, we think they are excellent value for the money.
£12.95

Victoria, Double Florin Extremely Fine, 1887

When Queen Victoria celebrated her Golden Jubilee in 1887, she not only allowed them to change her portrait but also to issue a new denomination. That was the Double Florin which was equivalent to Four Shillings. It was almost crownsized and struck in Sterling Silver. Today we have an equivalent coin, but we call it a 20 Pence. Shows what time and inflation will do to money. The Double Florin was also known as the Bar Maids ruin. After she had had a few drinks, the bar maid would often give change for a Crown and not a Double Florin. That Shilling difference was a lot of money and came directly from the Bar Maids wages. This Double Florin was only made from 1887-1890. In the past we have offered the Queen Victoria Double Florin in Fine and even in Very Fine, now we can offer them in Extremely Fine condition. These are super coins and most are dated 1887, remember they are struck in Sterling Silver and they have the Jubilee Head portrait of the Queen.
£125.00