Victoria, 1837-1901 Jubilee Head Silver

Silver Coins

JUBILEE HEAD

1887 Crown

S. 3921 Bull 2585 ESC 296

Ex-DNW 21 Sept.2016 Lot 1384

Slabbed and graded CGS 75 (UNC or near so)

1887 Double Florin Roman I in Date Broken J in JEB

S. 3922 Bull  2695 ESC 394

Slabbed and graded CGS 75 (UNC or near so). Joint finest 1 out of 2 as at 22/08/2018.

1887 Double Florin Arabic I in Date

S. 3923 Bull 2697 ESC 395

This coin was introduced as part of a short-lived attempt at decimalisation of the currency, after an earlier attempt had spawned the florin.

The coin acquired the nickname of “Barmaid’s Grief” or “Barmaid’s Ruin” due to its similarity to the slightly larger crown coin (worth 5 shillings, 25% more than the double florin), as neither coin was marked with its denomination and both used an identical portrait of Queen Victoria on the obverse.

Some coins minted in 1887 (the first year) had a Roman ‘I’ instead of an Arabic ‘1’ in the date. This went unnoticed for a time until corrected, allowing the balance of the mint run to be produced with the correct date font.

1887 Halfcrown  S. 3924 ESC 719

1887 Florin S. 3925 Bull 2953 ESC 868

1887 Shilling

S. 3926 Bull 3137 ESC 1351 Davies 980 (Dies 1A)

1887 Shilling

S. 3926 Bull 3137 ESC 1351 Davies 982 (Dies 1C)

Slabbed and graded LCGS 70 (aUNC)

1887 Sixpence (withdrawn type)

S. 3928 ESC 1752

1887 Threepence

S. 3931 Bull 3436 ESC 2096

1887 Threepence

S. 3931 Bull 3436 ESC 2096

1888 Sixpence

S. 3929 Bull 3277 ESC 1756

1888 Groat (for use in British Guiana)

S. 3930 Bull 3359 ESC 1956

Slabbed and graded CGS 85 (choice UNC – BU)

1889 Shilling Large Head Dies 2D

S. 3927 Davies 986

Slabbed and graded LCGS 70 (aUNC)

1890 Halfcrown

PENSE with horizontal bar in N

S. 3924 Bull 2775 ESC 723 (scarce)

Slabbed and grade LCGS 78 (UNC)

A collection of predominantly English coins from the Tudor era to the present day

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