1893 Florin


The 1893 Florin 

The Reverse shows three shields within a garter.

There was a milled edge proof issued in 1893, mintage 1,312.

1893 was the first year of the 'Old Head' portrait of Queen Victoria by Thomas Brock RA. This portrait was used until Victoria's death in 1901.

Images used by permission of M J Hughes Coins.


Mintage: 1,666,103 (may include coins in sets)
Minted at The Royal Mint.
Remember 1893 ?
Monarch is Queen Victoria. Prime Minister is William Ewart Gladstone (Liberal). US President is Benjamin Harrison (R-Indiana), then on 4th March it is Grover Cleveland (D-New York). First British Ladies Amateur Golf Championship (at Royal Lytham & St Annes).
Victoria (1837-1901)
Victoria was Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20 June 1837 until her death. From 1 May 1876, she adopted the additional title of Empress of India. Victoria ruled for 64 years, a record only recently surpassed by Queen Elizabeth II.
 
Victoria's parents were Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathern, and Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld. She married Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, who later became known as Prince Albert. Victoria had nine children, the eldest son succeeding her as Edward VII.


Victoria posed for a number of head portraits, but there are generally three major variants: Young Head (1838-1887) by William Wyon, RA; Jubilee Head (1887-1893) by Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm and Old Head (1893-1901) by by Sir Thomas Brock.

General Description: Florins
The Florin is a 2 shillings coin, one-tenth fo a pound sterling. The British florin was issued from 1849 until 1967, with a final collectors coin dated 1970. After decimalisation it became the 10p piece.

Specifications:
  • Mass 11.31 g
  • Diameter
    • (1849) 28.0 mm
    • (1851–1886) 30.0 mm
    • (1887–1892) 29.5 mm
    • (1893–1970) 28.5 mm
  • Edge is Milled
  • Composition:
    • (1849–1919) 92.5% Ag
    • (1920–1946) 50% Ag
    • (1947–1970) Cupronickel. No silver.
In the real World the term 'Florin' was hardly ever used, the coin was generally known as "Two Shillings" or just "Two Bob".
Which Mint: The Royal Mint
The Royal Mint is the designated place for the UK to mint coins. It dates back well over 1000 years and is a Government-owned company. 

Formed in the reign of Alfred the Great about the year 886, during the period 1279-1812 it was generally referred to as The Tower Mint as it was housed at the Tower of London. The Master of The Royal Mint has included famous figures such as Sir Isaac Newton.

Since 2010 it has operated as Royal Mint Ltd, a company owned by HM Treasury, under an exclusive contract to supply all coinage for the UK although it also produces medals and coins for other countries. It is currently located at Llantrisant, Wales.

There is also an on-line shop at The Royal Mint Shop.
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
The United Kingdom (UK) is the Union of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It is often refered to as Great Britain (GBR). It has a long, rich history.

The orignal coinage was Pounds, Shillings and Pence but since decimalisation on 15 February 1971, it is £1 = 100p, that is One Pound = 100 pence. The coinage of the UK is also a long history, the Royal Mint being established as long ago as 886AD when coins were hammered. Today there is perhaps 30 billion coins in circulation, and many (numismatic) collectors coins and sets are issued frequently in gold, silver and other metals.
If you don't see a coin in the list below try the Florins page on eBay UK

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UK On eBay UK:
1893 Florin Two Shilling coin veiled Head Queen Victoria
1893 Florin Two Shilling coin veiled Head Queen Victoria
£ 13.49
1893 Silver FLORIN Coin Victoria (1839 - 1901) 11.31 grams
1893 Silver FLORIN Coin Victoria (1839 - 1901) 11.31 grams
£ 69.99
EXTREMELY RARE 1893 PROOF FLORIN BRITISH SILVER COIN VICTORIA [ONLY 1312 STRUCK]
EXTREMELY RARE 1893 PROOF FLORIN BRITISH SILVER COIN VICTORIA [ONLY 1312 STRUCK]
£ 650.00
1893 Victoria Jubilee Head Florin Silver Coin
1893 Victoria Jubilee Head Florin Silver Coin
£ 39.99
1893 Queen Victoria Silver Florin 2 Shilling Coin, High Grade With Good Detail.
1893 Queen Victoria Silver Florin 2 Shilling Coin, High Grade With Good Detail.
£ 145.00
1893 to 1901 KING QUEEN VICTORIA SILVER FLORIN - CHOOSE YOUR YEAR!
1893 to 1901 KING QUEEN VICTORIA SILVER FLORIN - CHOOSE YOUR YEAR!
£ 22.99
1893 Queen Victoria Veiled Head Silver Florin, UNC
1893 Queen Victoria Veiled Head Silver Florin, UNC
£ 165.00
1893 OLD HEAD QUEEN VICTORIA GENUINE SILVER CAPSULED FLORIN (150)
1893 OLD HEAD QUEEN VICTORIA GENUINE SILVER CAPSULED FLORIN (150)
£ 100.00

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