Great Britain 1887 Jubilee Head Double Florin MS65 NGC, Arabic 1, S-3923 Gorgeous Gem! KM-763. A nice complement to the 1887 Jubilee Head one florin we purchased from the same collection. This is a lovely Gem-certified NGC example. The NGC certification number is 3804200-002. NGC Population: 9 in MS65, 1 finer (10/2019).
Background: The double florin was equal to four shillings, and both Arabic 1 and Roman 1 (S-3922) varieties were issued in 1887. The 1887 Jubilee Head designs only lasted through 1892. Although the small Jubilee Head crown that Victoria wore received the bitterest criticism, the reverse design was equally unpopular. One wag at the time called it “radiating tea trays and kitchen pokers.”