Great Britain 1887 florin KM-762

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Heritage sale 3042, lot 29927
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 29927 in Heritage sale 3042 (Long Beach, September 2015), where it sold for $763.75. The catalog description[1] noted, "Victoria Proof Florin 1887 PR64 PCGS, Royal mint. Billowy tone traverses the surfaces and few surface disturbances are observed, with medium-gray base tone on the obverse and lighter saturation on the reverse." The reported mintage includes a substantial quantity of young head double florins (KM 746.4) dated 1887. This is the commonest date of a type struck 1887-92.

Recorded mintage: 1,777,000 (Incl. KM 746.4) plus 1,084 proofs.

Specification: 11.31 g, .925 fine silver, reeded edge.

Catalog reference: KM 762, S-3925.


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  • [1]Cristiano Bierrenbach, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World Coin Auction 3042, featuring the Read and Bob Bennett Collections, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2015.

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