We have been offering for sale the Queen Victoria 1890 Farthing Brilliant Uncirculated for £45.00,
even though the current catalogue price is £90.00. Well, we
just bought the rest of the hoard. They are Brilliant
Uncirculated but because of the way that they have been
stored, there are more spots on them. The coins have
never circulated but they are not as nice as the ones we
have been selling.
So we decided to call these coins 2nd grade Brilliant
Uncirculated and reduce the price further. At this
price it would be very hard to find any similar coin at
anything near our price. Supplies are very limited.
The first British decimal coin was the Florin or Two Shillings which today is the 10p. First
issued in 1849 and changed to the Gothic design in 1851 these florins were struck in
Sterling Silver. You have a crowned portrait of Queen Victoria facing left on the obverse and
four crowned coats of arms on the reverse.
The strangest things is that a large part of the population was illiterate, yet instead of putting
the date in what is known today as Arabic numerals, they put the date in Roman numerals. So
that a large part of the populace could not even read the date that was on the coin. As 1851
The coins on offer have seen considerable circulation, but don’t forget that even the most
modern of the coins is today 132 years old. We have made sure that you can make out the date,
even if only the last digits are clear.
In 1887 Queen Victoria finally allowed her portrait on the coinage to be changed. It was 50
years that she kept her Young Head portrait on the coins. The Halfcrown or Two Shillings
and Sixpence was perhaps the most used large silver coin at the time. Because of course a
Halfcrown was a lot of money then.
You have the Queen on the obverse with that silly little crown placed on her head. She hated
it because it looked like a toy rather than the real thing. The reverse has a crowned coat of arms
within a garter of roses.
These Halfcrowns are struck in Sterling Silver and we have them in two grades. Dates will
be of our choice, but they were only made from 1887-1892.
Victoria came to the throne a very young woman, she was only 18 when she
became Queen. Her first coins carried a very youthful portrait of Queen Victoria a portrait
carried on for the next 50 years.
The Shilling was struck in Sterling Silver and because they were used every day, they come
well circulated. We offer them here in Fair conditio; remember that the
newest coin is now 130 years old. Dates will be of our choice, but the more you order the more
different dates we will try and give you.
As most collectors know, Queen Victoria kept her youthful portrait on coinage
from 1837 until 1887. It was only later in 1887, when she was celebrating her
Golden Jubilee, that she allowed the portrait to be changed. This new portrait became
known as the Jubilee Head portrait.
We have Fine examples of the largest Silver coin issued at the time, the Crown
or Five Shilling piece. Normally they come in Very Good condition, our examples are
in Fine quality, which will please most collectors.
Dates will be of our choice, but this Jubilee Head Crown was only issued from
1887-1892. They are struck in Sterling Silver and are above average for the coin. Our
supplies are limited.
Queen Victoria finally consented to a change of the design of her portrait on the coinage of
the United Kingdom in 1887. For the previous 50 years, all of her coins had the Young
Head portrait, showing the Queen when she was a 17 year old girl.
The Florin as a coin had only been in existence since 1849. We can offer the Jubilee Head
Sterling Silver Florins of Queen Victoria issued 1887-1892 in two different grades. Dates will
be of our choice, but the more coins you order, the more different dates we will try and give
you. On one side you have the Jubilee Head bust of the Queen with a rather silly small sized
crown on her head. The other side has four coats of arms. All of these Jubilee Head Florins are
struck in Sterling Silver and they are, despite what Victoria thought, rather attractive.
We can offer them here in Very Fine, they are nice collectable examples.