What is a double florin from the United Kingdom worth?
Values, images, and specifications for double florin coins from the UK, Great Britain,
England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, dependancies, and British colonies from 1801 to 1967.
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UK coin values
1801 to 1967
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The short-lived UK double florin was minted
between 1887 and 1890, however was
discontinued due to confusion with the
similarly sized crown.
(thus the nickname "barmaid's grief"
or "barmaid's ruin")
Both obverse and reverse designs are almost
identical to those of the smaller florin.
48 pennies = 4 shillings = 2 florins
= double florin = 1/5 of a pound
The United Kingdom double florin obverse
features the robed jubilee bust of the mature
Queen Victoria, facing left, adorned with
jewellery, veil, and a small crown.
The reverse shows four crowned shields in cruciform,
each with coats of arms representing UK union
members: (England, Scotland, and Ireland).
Four sceptres are between the shields in the diagonals,
and a legend surrounds the main design, with the