Great Britain Florin  1893 to 1901
Great Britain Florin 1893 to 1901

Neat coin, Jacob. I like the one in our picture. Even though it is worn, the toning acquired over the years has caused the design to stand out. Pretty!

These old florins (two shillings) are made of 92.5 percent silver. That is the same composition as Sterling silver. There are 0.336 troy ounces of silver in this coin, which sets the lower limit of its value. Take the current value of silver (available at web sites such as and multiply by 0.336 to get the Base Value (BV) of your coin. Currently this value is 0.336 oz * $18.40/oz = $6.18 US dollars.

Over and above the silver value, these coins gain value from collector demand. Here are some typical catalog values:

worn: BV + $5 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: BV + $20
well preserved: $80
fully uncirculated: $175
florins dated 1894 are less common and catalog at $275 when fully uncirculated

Apply the concepts found on our Terminology page to adjust these catalog values downward to obtain actual buy and sell values.

Coin: 10284 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: Jacob, Sun, 05-Feb-2012 14:57:11 GMT
Answered by: Chris, Thu, 23-Aug-2012 13:05:52 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Fri, 04-Nov-2016 10:47:33 GMT
Requester description: 1898 Front has 3 shields in the middle, one with three lions running, one lion sitting and a harp. There is a crown with a rose beneath it. Around the outside it reads Two Shillings 1898 One Florin. On back there is a picture of a womans face and written around the outside is Victoria DeI Gra Britt Regina Fid Def Ind IMP
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