Proof silver coin; Denomination: Florin
Royal Mint, London
Queen Victoria (1837-1901)

A florin is a 2 shillings coin. This coin was part of the Melbourne Mint's exhibit at the 1880 and 1888 Melbourne International Exhibitions as part of an 1880 proof set, Sovereign to farthing.

Obverse Description

Crowned bust of the Queen facing left, the dress decorated with rose, thistle and shamrock;around in Gothic letters, Victoria d: g: britt: reg: f: d: mdccclxxx.

Reverse Description

Four crowned shields forming a cross around a rose, the shields bear the arms of England, top and bottom, Scotland at right and Ireland at left; between shields under arched canopy, two roses, a thistle and a shamrock; around above, One florin; around below, one tenth of a pound, in Gothic letters.

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