Pattern for a silver coin; Denomination: Florin (2 Shillings)
Royal Mint, London
Queen Victoria (1837-1901)

The florin was introduced into circulation in 1849 as a first step towards decimal coinage. This coin is a rejected pattern for the florin prepared in 1848.

Obverse Description

Head of the Queen facing left wearing ribbon in hair; around, VICTORIA REGINA; below, 1848

Reverse Description

At centre witin four arches, a rose, thistle, plumes of the Prince of Wales and shamrock with the letters VR; around above, ONE FLORIN; around below, TWO SHILLINGS

Edge Description


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