Double Florin, 1887 Arabic 1, Slabbed by Westminster aVF

The double florin (4/-) was one of the shortest-lived British coin denominations ever, only being produced during four mint years, between 1887 and 1890. The silver coin weighed 22.6 grams (defined as 8⁄11 troy ounce and was 36 millimetres (1.4 in) in diameter.
The obverse side of the coin shows a portrait of Queen Victoria wearing the Jubilee Crown, with the inscription "VICTORIA - DEI GRATIA" (Victoria - By the grace of God)
The reverse side shows four cruciform-crowned shields bearing the emblems of England (x2), Scotland, and Ireland, with sceptres between the shields, in the style of Charles II's gold coins designed by John Roettiers; the inscription on the reverse reads, "FID DEF BRITT REG date".
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