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Coin: Florin 1848 (Proof only)
Description

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

CountryUnited Kingdom CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
Face value2 (x Shilling) TypeGodless Florin
Year1848 CurrentNo (demonetised 1993)
Mintageunknown
Mints
NameMintageMint mark
Royal Mint unknown No mint mark
Material0.925 Silver Designer
MonarchQueen Victoria EffigyPortrait by William Wyon (Gothic)
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 1848.

Obverse inscription VICTORIA REGINA 1848
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 inscription

ONE FLORIN ONE TENTH OF A POUND

EdgePlain Edge inscription

None

Florin 1848 (Proof only): Known varieties
VarietyMintageRarityDetails
Milled edge proof unknown (hover mouse for text)
Florin 1848 (Proof only): Photos
Florin 1848 (Proof only): Photo Pattern Coin - Florin, Queen Victoria, Great Britain, 1848
Pattern Coin - Florin, Queen Victoria, Great Britain, 1848
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Florin 1848 (Proof only): Photo Pattern Coin - Florin, Queen Victoria, Great Britain, 1848
Pattern Coin - Florin, Queen Victoria, Great Britain, 1848
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Florin 1848 (Proof only): Photo Great Britain 1848 florin
Great Britain 1848 florin
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Florin 1848 (Proof only): Photo Great Britain 1848 florin
Great Britain 1848 florin
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Florin 1848 (Proof only): Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGreat Britain KM# 745
Spink/Seaby, Coins of England and the United Kingdom3890
Florin 1848 (Proof only): References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Museum Victoria Collections 2016 Coin description link
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Mint
Spink/Seaby, Coins of England and the United Kingdom Varieties Milled edge proof
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Florin 1848 (Proof only): Some useful external links
Museum Victoria Collections: Pattern Coin - Florin, Queen Victoria, Great Britain, 1848 1848-1849 Great Britain Florin, Two Shillings KM 745 Prices & Values | NGC
Chard | Britain's First Ever Decimal Coin - Queen Victoria Godless Florin 1848 Proof Pattern Great Britain 1848 florin - CoinFactsWiki
List of all (119) coins of type: United Kingdom / Florin
Decade 1848 Pattern Florin 1848 Pattern Florin 1848 (Proof only) Florin 1849 Godless Florin 1851 Florin 1852
Florin 1853 Florin 1854 Florin 1855 Florin 1856 Florin 1857 Florin 1858
Florin 1859 Florin 1860 Florin 1862 Florin 1863 Florin 1864 Florin 1865
Florin 1866 Florin 1867 Florin 1868 Florin 1869 Florin 1870 Florin 1871
Florin 1872 Florin 1873 Florin 1874 Florin 1875 Florin 1876 Florin 1877
Florin 1878 Florin 1879 Florin 1880 Florin 1881 Florin 1883 Florin 1884
Florin 1885 Florin 1886 Florin 1887 Gothic Florin 1887 Jubilee Florin 1888 Florin 1889
Florin 1890 Florin 1891 Florin 1892 Florin 1893 Florin 1894 Florin 1895
Florin 1896 Florin 1897 Florin 1898 Florin 1899 Florin 1900 Florin 1901
Florin 1902 Florin 1903 Florin 1904 Florin 1905 Florin 1906 Florin 1907
Florin 1908 Florin 1909 Florin 1910 Florin 1911 Florin 1912 Florin 1913
Florin 1914 Florin 1915 Florin 1916 Florin 1917 Florin 1918 Florin 1919
Florin 1920 Florin 1921 Florin 1922 Florin 1923 Florin 1924 Florin 1925
Florin 1926 Florin 1927 (Proof only) Florin 1928 Florin 1929 Florin 1930 Florin 1931
Florin 1932 Florin 1933 Florin 1935 Florin 1936 Florin 1937 Florin 1938
Florin 1939 Florin 1940 Florin 1941 Florin 1942 Florin 1943 Florin 1944
Florin 1945 Florin 1946 Florin 1947 Florin 1948 Florin 1949 Florin 1950
Florin 1951 Florin 1953 Florin 1954 Florin 1955 Florin 1956 Florin 1957
Florin 1958 Florin 1959 Florin 1960 Florin 1961 Florin 1962 Florin 1963
Florin 1964 Florin 1965 Florin 1966 Florin 1967 Florin 1970 (Proof only)