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Live auction - fwo_547612 - GREAT-BRITAIN - VICTORIA 1 Florin style gothique 1855 Londres

GREAT-BRITAIN - VICTORIA 1 Florin style gothique 1855 Londres XF/AU
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Estimate : 140 €
Price : 116 €
Maximum bid : 125 €
End of the sale : 29 October 2019 17:27:19
bidders : 3 bidders
Type : 1 Florin style gothique
Date: 1855
Mint name / Town : Londres
Quantity minted : 831017
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 925 ‰
Diameter : 30 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 11,02 g.
Edge : cannelée
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire à l’usure régulière, plus prononcée à l’avers. Le revers est superbe. Fine patine grise
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : VICTORIA D: G: BRIT - REG: F: D: MDCCCLV. (EN LETTRES GOTHIQUES).
Obverse description : Buste couronné de la Reine à gauche avec une robe brodée ; signé W W au-dessous.
Obverse translation : (Victoria par la grâce de Dieu reine des Bretons défenseur de la Foi 1852).

Reverse


Reverse legend : ONE - FLORIN/ ONE TENTH - OF A POUND (EN LETTRES GOTHIQUES).
Reverse description : Croix formée de quatre écus couronnés avec un fleuron central; en 1 et 4 d'Angleterre, en 2 d'Ecosse, en 3 d'Irlande, cantonnée de deux roses, d'un trèfle et d'un chardon.

Commentary


Ce type en florin eut une longévité inégalée, frappé de 1851 à 1887. .

Historical background


GREAT BRITAIN - VICTORIA

(20/06/1837-22/01/1901)

Victoria (1819-1901) is the daughter of Edward, Duke of Kent, and granddaughter of George III. She succeeded her uncle William IV in 1837 and married her cousin Albert, Prince of Saxe-Coburg in 1840, against the advice of his mother. She has had nine children, but was widowed in 1861. While respecting the rules of the parliamentary system, it attempts to impose its views in the field of foreign affairs. His favorite, Disraeli, giving him the title of Empress of India in 1876. Respected and loved, active and assertive, Victoria appears in his time as a symbol of imperialist England. His reign marked the apogee of British power.

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