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Coin type: Godless Florin
Description

The florin was introduced in 1849 (with a pattern minted in 1848) as the first move towards decimalisation of the British coinage. It was 1/10th of a pound or 2 shillings.

This, the first issue, is known as the "Godless florin" (or, in some earlier sources, the "Graceless floring") because the legend omitted the traditional "DEI GRATIA" ("By the Grace of God"). After much public outcry, the second ("Gothic") issue starting in 1850 included it again.

Composition: 0.925 silver (0.3364 oz ASW).

CountryUnited Kingdom CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
Sub-type ofFlorin Sub-types
Face value2 (x Shilling)
Years produced1848 - 1849 CurrentNo (demonetised 1993)
Material0.925 Silver Designer
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm) Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)11.3104
Obverse

Crowned bust of Queen Victoria facing left, dress decorated with rose, thistle and shamrock; behind W.W. (for William Wyon); around, VICTORIA REGINA and the date.

Obverse inscriptionVICTORIA REGINA [year]
Reverse

Four crowned shields arranged to form a cross about a central rose, the shields bear the arms of England (1 & 3), Scotland (2) and Ireland (4); between shields and each beneath an arch, two roses, thistle and shamrock; around above, ONE FLORIN; around below, ONE TENTH OF A POUND.

Reverse inscriptionONE FLORIN ONE TENTH OF A POUND
EdgeMilled Edge inscriptionNone
Godless Florin: Photos

Pattern Coin - Florin, Queen Victoria, Great Britain, 1848
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Pattern Coin - Florin, Queen Victoria, Great Britain, 1848
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List of 2 coins of type: Godless Florin from United Kingdom
NameMintageReignEffigyLegend
Florin 1848 (Proof only) unknown Queen Victoria Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) VICTORIA REGINA 1848
Florin 1849 Godless 413,320 Queen Victoria Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) VICTORIA REGINA 1849