Pattern for a silver coin; Denomination: Decade
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. The denomination proposed for the coin was a decade which it defines as a tenth of a pound and 100 milles.

Obverse Description

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

Reverse Description

At centre within an open wreath of oak, ONE / DECADE above a trident; around above, 100 MILLES; around below, ONE TENTH OF A POUND

Edge Description


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