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Coin type: Florin George VI (CuproNickel)
Description

CountryUnited Kingdom CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
Sub-type ofFlorin Sub-types
Face value2 (x Shilling)
Years produced1947 - 1951 CurrentNo (demonetised 1993)
MaterialCuproNickel DesignerGeorge Kruger Gray
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)28.3000 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)11.3100
Obverse

Bare head of King George VI facing left; below neck in small letters, the designer's HP (for Thomas Humphrey Paget); around, the legend GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX (George the Sixth, by the Grace of God, King of all the Britains).

Obverse inscriptionGEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX
Reverse

A crowned rose dividing a thistle above the letter G and a shamrock above the letter R; around above, the rest of the monarch's legend FID: DEF: IND: IMP: (Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India) in 1947 and 1948, or just FID: DEF: (Defender of the Faith) between 1949 and 1951, due to the Independence of India; around below, TWO SHILLINGS and the date.

Divided by the base of the rose, in tiny letters the artist's initials KG (for George Kruger Gray), in 1947 and 1948 only; the initials were removed later, with the re-design of the coin when "Emperor of India" was dropped from the legend.

Reverse inscriptionFID: DEF: IND: IMP: ( FID: DEF:) TWO SHILLINGS [year]
EdgeMilled Edge inscriptionNone
Florin George VI (CuproNickel): Photos

Proof Coin - Florin, George VI, Great Britain, 1947
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
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Proof Coin - Florin, George VI, Great Britain, 1947
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
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List of 5 coins of type: Florin George VI (CuproNickel) from United Kingdom
NameMintageReignEffigyLegend
Two Shillings (Florin) 1947 22,910,085 King George VI Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX
Two Shillings (Florin) 1948 67,553,636 King George VI Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX
Two Shillings (Florin) 1949 28,614,939 King George VI Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX
Two Shillings (Florin) 1950 24,375,003 King George VI Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX
Two Shillings (Florin) 1951 27,431,747 King George VI Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX
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