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Coin type: Florin
Description

The British two shilling coin, also known as the florin or "two bob bit", was issued from 1848 until 1967. It was worth one tenth of a pound, or twenty-four old pence. It should not be confused with the medieval gold florin, which was nominally worth six shillings.

In 1968, in the run-up to decimalisation, the two shilling coin was superseded by the decimal ten pence coin, which had the same value and initially the same size and weight. It continued in circulation, alongside the ten pence coin, until 1993, when the 10p was reduced in size.

CountryUnited Kingdom CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
Sub-type of Sub-types Gothic Florin
Godless Florin
Jubilee Florin
Florin Three Shields
Florin Britannia
Florin George V First Issue
Florin George V First Issue (Debased)
Florin George V Second Issue
Florin George VI (Silver)
Florin George VI (CuproNickel)
Florin Elizabeth II
Face value2 (x Shilling)
Years produced1848 - 1967 CurrentNo (demonetised 1993)
MaterialSilver to 1946, then CuproNickel Designer
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm) Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)
Obverse

Effigy of the ruling British monarch, legend in Latin.

Obverse inscription

Legend of the ruling British monarch

Reverse

Reverse inscription

Edge Edge inscription

Florin: Photos

Pattern Coin - Florin, Queen Victoria, Great Britain, 1848
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Notes: Godless florin (1848 - 1849).
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Proof Coin - Florin, Queen Victoria, Great Britain, 1880
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Notes: Gothic florin (1851 - 1887).
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Proof Coin - Florin, Queen Victoria, Great Britain, 1893
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Notes: Three shields reverse (1893 - 1901).
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Great Britain 1907 florin
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Notes: Britannia reverse (1902 - 1910).
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Coin - Florin (2 Shillings), George V, Great Britain, 1911
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Notes: George V First Issue (1911 - 1926).
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Proof Coin - Florin (2 Shillings), George V, Great Britain, 1928
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Notes: George V Second Issue (1927 - 1936).
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Proof Coin - Florin, George VI, Great Britain, 1947
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Notes: George VI Silver and CuproNickel common reverse (1937 - 1951).
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Proof Coin - Florin, Elizabeth II, Great Britain, 1953
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Notes: Queen Elizabeth II common reverse (1953 - 1970).
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Pattern Coin - Florin, Queen Victoria, Great Britain, 1848
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Notes: Queen Victoria, Gothic portrait and Arabic date (1848 - 1849).
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Proof Coin - Florin, Queen Victoria, Great Britain, 1880
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Notes: Queen Victoria, Gothic portrait and Roman date (1851 - 1887).
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Proof Coin - Florin, Queen Victoria, Great Britain, 1893
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Notes: Queen Victoria, Veiled head (1893 - 1901).
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Great Britain 1907 florin
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Notes: King Edward VII (1902 - 1910).
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Coin - Florin (2 Shillings), George V, Great Britain, 1911
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Notes: King George V (1911 - 1936).
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Proof Coin - Florin, George VI, Great Britain, 1947
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Notes: King George VI (1937 - 1951).
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Proof Coin - Florin, Elizabeth II, Great Britain, 1953
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Notes: Elizabeth II, Queen of all the Britains (1953).
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List of 119 coins of type: Florin from United Kingdom
NameMintageReignEffigyLegend
Decade 1848 Pattern unknown Queen Victoria Portrait by William Wyon (Young head) VICTORIA REGINA [year]
Florin 1848 Pattern unknown Queen Victoria Portrait by William Wyon (Young head) VICTORIA REGINA [year]
Florin 1848 (Proof only) unknown Queen Victoria Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) VICTORIA REGINA [year]
Florin 1849 Godless 413,320 Queen Victoria Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) VICTORIA REGINA [year]
Florin 1851 1,540 Queen Victoria Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) Victoria d: g: brit: reg: f: d: [year]
Florin 1852 1,014,552 Queen Victoria Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) Victoria d: g: brit: reg: f: d: [year]
Florin 1853 3,919,950 Queen Victoria Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) Victoria d: g: brit: reg: f: d: [year]
Florin 1854 550,413 Queen Victoria Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) Victoria d: g: brit: reg: f: d: [year]
Florin 1855 831,017 Queen Victoria Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) Victoria d: g: brit: reg: f: d: [year]
Florin 1856 2,201,760 Queen Victoria Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) Victoria d: g: brit: reg: f: d: [year]
Florin 1857 1,671,120 Queen Victoria Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) Victoria d: g: brit: reg: f: d: [year]
Florin 1858 2,239,380 Queen Victoria Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) Victoria d: g: brit: reg: f: d: [year]
Florin 1859 2,568,060 Queen Victoria Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) Victoria d: g: brit: reg: f: d: [year]
Florin 1860 1,475,100 Queen Victoria Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) Victoria d: g: brit: reg: f: d: [year]
Florin 1862 594,000 Queen Victoria Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) Victoria d: g: brit: reg: f: d: [year]
Florin 1863 938,520 Queen Victoria Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) Victoria d: g: brit: reg: f: d: [year]
Florin 1864 1,861,200 Queen Victoria Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) Victoria d: g: brit: reg: f: d: [year]
Florin 1865 1,580,040 Queen Victoria Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) Victoria d: g: brit: reg: f: d: [year]
Florin 1866 914,760 Queen Victoria Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) Victoria d: g: brit: reg: f: d: [year]
Florin 1867 423,720 Queen Victoria Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) Victoria d: g: brit: reg: f: d: [year]
Florin 1868 869,940 Queen Victoria Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) Victoria d: g: brit: reg: f: d: [year]
Florin 1869 297,000 Queen Victoria Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) Victoria d: g: brit: reg: f: d: [year]
Florin 1870 1,080,648 Queen Victoria Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) Victoria d: g: brit: reg: f: d: [year]
Florin 1871 3,425,605 Queen Victoria Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) Victoria d: g: brit: reg: f: d: [year]
Florin 1872 7,199,690 Queen Victoria Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) Victoria d: g: brit: reg: f: d: [year]
Florin 1873 5,921,839 Queen Victoria Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) Victoria d: g: brit: reg: f: d: [year]
Florin 1874 1,642,630 Queen Victoria Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) Victoria d: g: brit: reg: f: d: [year]
Florin 1875 1,117,030 Queen Victoria Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) Victoria d: g: brit: reg: f: d: [year]
Florin 1876 580,034 Queen Victoria Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) Victoria d: g: brit: reg: f: d: [year]
Florin 1877 682,292 Queen Victoria Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) Victoria d: g: brit: reg: f: d: [year]
Florin 1878 1,786,680 Queen Victoria Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) Victoria d: g: brit: reg: f: d: [year]
Florin 1879 1,512,247 Queen Victoria Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) Victoria d: g: brit: reg: f: d: [year]
Florin 1880 2,161,170 Queen Victoria Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) Victoria d: g: brit: reg: f: d: [year]
Florin 1881 2,576,337 Queen Victoria Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) Victoria d: g: brit: reg: f: d: [year]
Florin 1883 3,555,667 Queen Victoria Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) Victoria d: g: brit: reg: f: d: [year]
Florin 1884 1,447,379 Queen Victoria Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) Victoria d: g: brit: reg: f: d: [year]
Florin 1885 1,758,210 Queen Victoria Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) Victoria d: g: brit: reg: f: d: [year]
Florin 1886 591,773 Queen Victoria Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) Victoria d: g: brit: reg: f: d: [year]
Florin 1887 Gothic 1,776,903 Queen Victoria Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) Victoria d: g: brit: reg: f: d: [year]
Florin 1887 Jubilee 1,776,903 Queen Victoria Portrait by Joseph Edgar Boehm (Jubilee head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA
Florin 1888 1,547,540 Queen Victoria Portrait by Joseph Edgar Boehm (Jubilee head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA
Florin 1889 2,973,561 Queen Victoria Portrait by Joseph Edgar Boehm (Jubilee head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA
Florin 1890 1,684,737 Queen Victoria Portrait by Joseph Edgar Boehm (Jubilee head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA
Florin 1891 836,438 Queen Victoria Portrait by Joseph Edgar Boehm (Jubilee head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA
Florin 1892 283,401 Queen Victoria Portrait by Joseph Edgar Boehm (Jubilee head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA
Florin 1893 1,667,415 Queen Victoria Portrait by Sir Thomas Brock (Veiled head) VICTORIA · DEI · GRA · BRITT · REGINA · FID · DEF · IND · IMP ·
Florin 1894 1,952,842 Queen Victoria Portrait by Sir Thomas Brock (Veiled head) VICTORIA · DEI · GRA · BRITT · REGINA · FID · DEF · IND · IMP ·
Florin 1895 2,182,968 Queen Victoria Portrait by Sir Thomas Brock (Veiled head) VICTORIA · DEI · GRA · BRITT · REGINA · FID · DEF · IND · IMP ·
Florin 1896 2,944,416 Queen Victoria Portrait by Sir Thomas Brock (Veiled head) VICTORIA · DEI · GRA · BRITT · REGINA · FID · DEF · IND · IMP ·
Florin 1897 1,699,921 Queen Victoria Portrait by Sir Thomas Brock (Veiled head) VICTORIA · DEI · GRA · BRITT · REGINA · FID · DEF · IND · IMP ·
Florin 1898 3,061,343 Queen Victoria Portrait by Sir Thomas Brock (Veiled head) VICTORIA · DEI · GRA · BRITT · REGINA · FID · DEF · IND · IMP ·
Florin 1899 3,966,953 Queen Victoria Portrait by Sir Thomas Brock (Veiled head) VICTORIA · DEI · GRA · BRITT · REGINA · FID · DEF · IND · IMP ·
Florin 1900 5,528,630 Queen Victoria Portrait by Sir Thomas Brock (Veiled head) VICTORIA · DEI · GRA · BRITT · REGINA · FID · DEF · IND · IMP ·
Florin 1901 2,648,870 Queen Victoria Portrait by Sir Thomas Brock (Veiled head) VICTORIA · DEI · GRA · BRITT · REGINA · FID · DEF · IND · IMP ·
Florin 1902 2,204,698 King Edward VII Portrait by George William de Saulles (Bare Head) EDWARDVS VII DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:
Florin 1903 995,298 King Edward VII Portrait by George William de Saulles (Bare Head) EDWARDVS VII DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:
Florin 1904 2,769,932 King Edward VII Portrait by George William de Saulles (Bare Head) EDWARDVS VII DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:
Florin 1905 1,187,596 King Edward VII Portrait by George William de Saulles (Bare Head) EDWARDVS VII DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:
Florin 1906 6,910,128 King Edward VII Portrait by George William de Saulles (Bare Head) EDWARDVS VII DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:
Florin 1907 5,947,895 King Edward VII Portrait by George William de Saulles (Bare Head) EDWARDVS VII DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:
Florin 1908 3,280,010 King Edward VII Portrait by George William de Saulles (Bare Head) EDWARDVS VII DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:
Florin 1909 3,482,829 King Edward VII Portrait by George William de Saulles (Bare Head) EDWARDVS VII DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:
Florin 1910 5,650,713 King Edward VII Portrait by George William de Saulles (Bare Head) EDWARDVS VII DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:
Florin 1911 5,957,291 King George V Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Florin 1912 8,571,731 King George V Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Florin 1913 4,545,278 King George V Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Florin 1914 21,252,701 King George V Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Florin 1915 12,357,939 King George V Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Florin 1916 21,064,337 King George V Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Florin 1917 11,181,617 King George V Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Florin 1918 29,211,792 King George V Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Florin 1919 9,469,292 King George V Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Florin 1920 15,387,833 King George V Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Florin 1921 34,863,895 King George V Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Florin 1922 23,861,044 King George V Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Florin 1923 21,546,533 King George V Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Florin 1924 4,582,372 King George V Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Florin 1925 1,404,136 King George V Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Florin 1926 5,125,410 King George V Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Florin 1927 (Proof only) 15,000 King George V Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Florin 1928 11,087,186 King George V Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Florin 1929 16,397,279 King George V Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Florin 1930 5,733,568 King George V Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Florin 1931 6,556,331 King George V Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Florin 1932 717,041 King George V Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Florin 1933 8,685,303 King George V Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Florin 1935 7,540,546 King George V Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Florin 1936 9,897,448 King George V Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Florin 1937 13,033,183 King George VI Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX
Florin 1938 7,909,388 King George VI Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX
Florin 1939 20,850,607 King George VI Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX
Florin 1940 18,700,338 King George VI Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX
Florin 1941 24,451,079 King George VI Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX
Florin 1942 39,895,243 King George VI Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX
Florin 1943 26,711,987 King George VI Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX
Florin 1944 27,560,005 King George VI Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX
Florin 1945 25,858,049 King George VI Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX
Florin 1946 22,300,254 King George VI Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX
Florin 1947 22,910,085 King George VI Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX
Florin 1948 67,553,636 King George VI Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX
Florin 1949 28,614,939 King George VI Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX
Florin 1950 24,375,003 King George VI Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX
Florin 1951 27,431,747 King George VI Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX
Florin 1953 11,998,710 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA BRITT: OMN: REGINA
Florin 1954 13,085,422 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA
Florin 1955 25,887,253 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA
Florin 1956 47,824,500 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA
Florin 1957 33,071,282 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA
Florin 1958 9,564,580 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA
Florin 1959 14,080,319 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA
Florin 1960 13,831,782 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA
Florin 1961 37,735,315 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA
Florin 1962 35,129,903 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA
Florin 1963 25,580,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA
Florin 1964 16,313,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA
Florin 1965 48,723,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA
Florin 1966 84,574,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA
Florin 1967 22,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA
Florin 1970 (Proof only) 750,476 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA
Florin: Some useful external links
Wikipedia: Two shilling coin The Royal Mint Museum: Florin