United Kingdom: Coin Type Decade and Florin (Pattern) - detailed information

United Kingdom: Coin Type Decade and Florin (Pattern) (issued 1848 - 1848)
Coin TypeDecade and Florin (Pattern)

The florin was introduced into circulation in 1849 as a first step towards decimal coinage. Before that, a couple of patterns were prepared in 1848. The denomination proposed for the coin was a decade - defined as a tenth of a pound or 100 milles; it was later renamed to florin.

Obverse

Young head of Queen Victoria to left (portrait by William Wyon). Hair bound with a double fillet and collected into a knot behind. Around, the monarch's legend VICTORIA REGINA (translated from Latin: Queen Victoria); below, the date 1848.

Obverse InscriptionVICTORIA REGINA 1848
Reverse

Reverse Inscription
EdgePlain
Edge InscriptionNone
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Decade and Florin (Pattern): Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
From1848
To1848
Face Value2 (x Shilling)
CurrentNo
MaterialSilver
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationSame (Medal Alignment, Axis 0 / Axis 12)
Size (mm)28
Mass (g)11.2200
Decade and Florin (Pattern): Photos
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Pattern Coin - Florin (2 Shillings), Queen Victoria, Great Britain, 1848
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Pattern Coin - Florin (Decade), Queen Victoria, Great Britain, 1848
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Pattern Coin - Florin (Decade), Queen Victoria, Great Britain, 1848
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