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Latest addition and awaiting delivery. High grade Jubilee Head florins (except for 1887) are not easy to come by. Hence, I have got this instead of waiting for an UNC example. How would you grade it? GEF?

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Yes, most people would grade it EF+ or even AUnc as what at first glance looks like minimal wear may be no more than rubbing from being stored.

Nice coin.

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Possibly a few too many contact marks on the obverse?

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My latest acquisition to up grade my original 1817 Bull head halfcrown. The coin looks much better in the hand.

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11 hours ago, Rob said:

Possibly a few too many contact marks on the obverse?

I was debating that point with myself. There are quite a few marks on the obverse but they are not deep. Will soon be able to see how it looks in hand. 

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The florin has arrived and the obverse tone is richer than shown in the photos. Although the obverse fields are not "clean", the marks are light and have toned in. Hence, they mostly cannot be seen without magnification. Reasonably happy with it.

There is one thing I have never understood. Why do double florins have both Roman and Arabic One for 1887 and then just Arabic for later years? One theory is that the Roman I was a "mistake" and was corrected later. I never believed this as the florins used just the Roman One all the way through. Any ideas?

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