Florin, Coin Type from United Kingdom - detailed information

Florin, Coin Type from United Kingdom (issued 1848 - 1970)
Coin TypeFlorin

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In 1968, in the run-up to decimalisation, the two shilling coin was superseded by the decimal ten pence coin, which had the same value and initially the same size and weight.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.

Obverse

Effigy of the ruling British monarch, legend in Latin.

Obverse Inscription Legend of the ruling British monarch
Reverse

Reverse Inscription
EdgeEdge Inscription
Coin Type: Florin - (117) Coins (Page 1 of 2)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Florin 1848 (Proof only) unknown Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) VICTORIA REGINA 1848
Florin 1849 Godless 413,320 Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) VICTORIA REGINA 1849
Florin 1851 1,540 Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) Victoria d: g: brit: reg: f: d: mdcccli
Florin 1852 1,014,552 Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) Victoria d: g: brit: reg: f: d: mdccclii
Florin 1853 3,919,950 Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) Victoria d: g: brit: reg: f: d: mdcccliii
Florin 1854 550,413 Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) Victoria d: g: brit: reg: f: d: mdcccliv
Florin 1855 831,017 Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) Victoria d: g: brit: reg: f: d: mdccclv
Florin 1856 2,201,760 Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) Victoria d: g: brit: reg: f: d: mdccclvi
Florin 1857 1,671,120 Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) Victoria d: g: brit: reg: f: d: mdccclvii
Florin 1858 2,239,380 Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) Victoria d: g: brit: reg: f: d: mdccclviii
Florin 1859 2,568,060 Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) Victoria d: g: brit: reg: f: d: mdccclix
Florin 1860 1,475,100 Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) Victoria d: g: brit: reg: f: d: mdccclx
Florin 1862 594,000 Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) Victoria d: g: brit: reg: f: d: mdccclxii
Florin 1863 938,520 Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) Victoria d: g: brit: reg: f: d: mdccclxiii
Florin 1864 1,861,200 Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) Victoria d: g: brit: reg: f: d: mdccclxiv
Florin 1865 1,580,040 Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) Victoria d: g: brit: reg: f: d: mdccclxv
Florin 1866 914,760 Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) Victoria d: g: brit: reg: f: d: mdccclxvi
Florin 1867 423,720 Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) Victoria d: g: brit: reg: f: d: mdccclxvii
Florin 1868 869,940 Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) Victoria d: g: britt: reg: f: d: mdccclxviii
Florin 1869 297,000 Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) Victoria d: g: britt: reg: f: d: mdccclxix
Florin 1870 1,080,648 Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) Victoria d: g: britt: reg: f: d: mdccclxvxx
Florin 1871 3,425,605 Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) Victoria d: g: britt: reg: f: d: mdccclxvxxi
Florin 1872 7,199,690 Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) Victoria d: g: britt: reg: f: d: mdccclxvxxii
Florin 1873 5,921,839 Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) Victoria d: g: britt: reg: f: d: mdccclxvxxiii
Florin 1874 1,642,630 Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) Victoria d: g: britt: reg: f: d: mdccclxvxxiv
Florin 1875 1,117,030 Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) Victoria d: g: britt: reg: f: d: mdccclxvxxv
Florin 1876 580,034 Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) Victoria d: g: britt: reg: f: d: mdccclxvxxvi
Florin 1877 682,292 Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) Victoria d: g: britt: reg: f: d: mdccclxvxxvii
Florin 1878 1,786,680 Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) Victoria d: g: britt: reg: f: d: mdccclxvxxviii
Florin 1879 1,512,247 Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) Victoria d: g: britt: reg: f: d: mdccclxvxxix
Florin 1880 2,161,170 Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) Victoria d: g: britt: reg: f: d: mdccclxvxxx
Florin 1881 2,576,337 Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) Victoria d: g: britt: reg: f: d: mdccclxvxxxi
Florin 1883 3,555,667 Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) Victoria d: g: britt: reg: f: d: mdccclxvxxxiii
Florin 1884 1,447,379 Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) Victoria d: g: britt: reg: f: d: mdccclxvxxxiv
Florin 1885 1,758,210 Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) Victoria d: g: britt: reg: f: d: mdccclxvxxxv
Florin 1886 591,773 Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) Victoria d: g: britt: reg: f: d: mdccclxvxxxvi
Florin 1887 Gothic 1,776,903 Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) Victoria d: g: britt: reg: f: d: mdccclxvxxxvii
Florin 1887 Jubilee 1,776,903 Queen Victoria - Jubilee Head VICTORIA DEI GRATIA
Florin 1888 1,547,540 Queen Victoria - Jubilee Head VICTORIA DEI GRATIA
Florin 1889 2,973,561 Queen Victoria - Jubilee Head VICTORIA DEI GRATIA
Florin 1890 1,684,737 Queen Victoria - Jubilee Head VICTORIA DEI GRATIA
Florin 1891 836,438 Queen Victoria - Jubilee Head VICTORIA DEI GRATIA
Florin 1892 283,401 Queen Victoria - Jubilee Head VICTORIA DEI GRATIA
Florin 1893 1,667,415 Queen Victoria - Veiled Head VICTORIA. DEI. GRA. BRITT. REGINA. FID. DEF. IND. IMP.
Florin 1894 1,952,842 Queen Victoria - Veiled Head VICTORIA. DEI. GRA. BRITT. REGINA. FID. DEF. IND. IMP.
Florin 1895 2,182,968 Queen Victoria - Veiled Head VICTORIA. DEI. GRA. BRITT. REGINA. FID. DEF. IND. IMP.
Florin 1896 2,944,416 Queen Victoria - Veiled Head VICTORIA. DEI. GRA. BRITT. REGINA. FID. DEF. IND. IMP.
Florin 1897 1,699,921 Queen Victoria - Veiled Head VICTORIA. DEI. GRA. BRITT. REGINA. FID. DEF. IND. IMP.
Florin 1898 3,061,343 Queen Victoria - Veiled Head VICTORIA. DEI. GRA. BRITT. REGINA. FID. DEF. IND. IMP.
Florin 1899 3,966,953 Queen Victoria - Veiled Head VICTORIA. DEI. GRA. BRITT. REGINA. FID. DEF. IND. IMP.
Florin 1900 5,528,630 Queen Victoria - Veiled Head VICTORIA. DEI. GRA. BRITT. REGINA. FID. DEF. IND. IMP.
Florin 1901 2,648,870 Queen Victoria - Veiled Head VICTORIA. DEI. GRA. BRITT. REGINA. FID. DEF. IND. IMP.
Florin 1902 2,204,698 King Edward VII - Bare Head EDWARDVS VII DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:
Florin 1903 995,298 King Edward VII - Bare Head EDWARDVS VII DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:
Florin 1904 2,769,932 King Edward VII - Bare Head EDWARDVS VII DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:
Florin 1905 1,187,596 King Edward VII - Bare Head EDWARDVS VII DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:
Florin 1906 6,910,128 King Edward VII - Bare Head EDWARDVS VII DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:
Florin 1907 5,947,895 King Edward VII - Bare Head EDWARDVS VII DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:
Florin 1908 3,280,010 King Edward VII - Bare Head EDWARDVS VII DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:
Florin 1909 3,482,829 King Edward VII - Bare Head EDWARDVS VII DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:
Florin 1910 5,650,713 King Edward VII - Bare Head EDWARDVS VII DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:
Florin 1911 5,957,291 King George V - Bare Head GEORGIVS V D.G. BRITT: OMN: REX F.D. IND: IMP:
Florin 1912 8,571,731 King George V - Bare Head GEORGIVS V D.G. BRITT: OMN: REX F.D. IND: IMP:
Florin 1913 4,545,278 King George V - Bare Head GEORGIVS V D.G. BRITT: OMN: REX F.D. IND: IMP:
Florin 1914 21,252,701 King George V - Bare Head GEORGIVS V D.G. BRITT: OMN: REX F.D. IND: IMP:
Florin 1915 12,357,939 King George V - Bare Head GEORGIVS V D.G. BRITT: OMN: REX F.D. IND: IMP:
Florin 1916 21,064,337 King George V - Bare Head GEORGIVS V D.G. BRITT: OMN: REX F.D. IND: IMP:
Florin 1917 11,181,617 King George V - Bare Head GEORGIVS V D.G. BRITT: OMN: REX F.D. IND: IMP:
Florin 1918 29,211,792 King George V - Bare Head GEORGIVS V D.G. BRITT: OMN: REX F.D. IND: IMP:
Florin 1919 9,469,292 King George V - Bare Head GEORGIVS V D.G. BRITT: OMN: REX F.D. IND: IMP:
Florin 1920 15,387,833 King George V - Bare Head GEORGIVS V D.G. BRITT: OMN: REX F.D. IND: IMP:
Florin 1921 34,863,895 King George V - Bare Head GEORGIVS V D.G. BRITT: OMN: REX F.D. IND: IMP:
Florin 1922 23,861,044 King George V - Bare Head GEORGIVS V D.G. BRITT: OMN: REX F.D. IND: IMP:
Florin 1923 21,546,533 King George V - Bare Head GEORGIVS V D.G. BRITT: OMN: REX F.D. IND: IMP:
Florin 1924 4,582,372 King George V - Bare Head GEORGIVS V D.G. BRITT: OMN: REX F.D. IND: IMP:
Florin 1925 1,404,136 King George V - Bare Head GEORGIVS V D.G. BRITT: OMN: REX F.D. IND: IMP:
Florin 1926 5,125,410 King George V - Bare Head GEORGIVS V D.G. BRITT: OMN: REX F.D. IND: IMP:
Florin 1927 (Proof only) 15,000 King George V - Bare Head GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Florin 1928 11,087,186 King George V - Bare Head GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Florin 1929 16,397,279 King George V - Bare Head GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Florin 1930 5,733,568 King George V - Bare Head GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Florin 1931 6,556,331 King George V - Bare Head GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Florin 1932 717,041 King George V - Bare Head GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Florin 1933 8,685,303 King George V - Bare Head GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Florin 1935 7,540,546 King George V - Bare Head GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Florin 1936 9,897,448 King George V - Bare Head GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Two Shillings (Florin) 1937 13,033,183 King George VI - Bare Head GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX
Two Shillings (Florin) 1938 7,909,388 King George VI - Bare Head GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX
Two Shillings (Florin) 1939 20,850,607 King George VI - Bare Head GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX
Two Shillings (Florin) 1940 18,700,338 King George VI - Bare Head GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX
Two Shillings (Florin) 1941 24,451,079 King George VI - Bare Head GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX
Two Shillings (Florin) 1942 39,895,243 King George VI - Bare Head GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX
Two Shillings (Florin) 1943 26,711,987 King George VI - Bare Head GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX
Two Shillings (Florin) 1944 27,560,005 King George VI - Bare Head GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX
Two Shillings (Florin) 1945 25,858,049 King George VI - Bare Head GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX
Two Shillings (Florin) 1946 22,300,254 King George VI - Bare Head GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX
Two Shillings (Florin) 1947 22,910,085 King George VI - Bare Head GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX
Two Shillings (Florin) 1948 67,553,636 King George VI - Bare Head GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX
Two Shillings (Florin) 1949 28,614,939 King George VI - Bare Head GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX
Two Shillings (Florin) 1950 24,375,003 King George VI - Bare Head GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX
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Florin: Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
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
From1848
To1970
Face Value2 (x Shilling)
CurrentNo (demonetised 1993)
MaterialSilver to 1946, then CuproNickel
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size
Mass
Florin: Photos
ImageDetails
Pattern Coin - Florin, Queen Victoria, Great Britain, 1848
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Notes: Godless florin (1848 - 1849).
Source
Proof Coin - Florin, Queen Victoria, Great Britain, 1880
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Notes: Gothic florin (1851 - 1887).
Source
Great Britain 1887 florin KM-762
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Author:
Notes: Jubilee type (1887 - 1892).
Source
Proof Coin - Florin, Queen Victoria, Great Britain, 1893
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Notes: Three shields reverse (1893 - 1901).
Source
Great Britain 1907 florin
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Author:
Notes: Britannia reverse (1902 - 1910).
Source
Coin - Florin (2 Shillings), George V, Great Britain, 1911
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Notes: George V First Issue (1911 - 1926).
Source
Proof Coin - Florin (2 Shillings), George V, Great Britain, 1928
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Notes: George V Second Issue (1927 - 1936).
Source
Proof Coin - Florin, George VI, Great Britain, 1947
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Notes: George VI Silver and CuproNickel common reverse (1937 - 1951).
Source
Proof Coin - Florin, Elizabeth II, Great Britain, 1953
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Notes: Queen Elizabeth II common reverse (1953 - 1970).
Source
Pattern Coin - Florin, Queen Victoria, Great Britain, 1848
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Notes: Queen Victoria, Gothic portrait and Arabic date (1848 - 1849).
Source
Proof Coin - Florin, Queen Victoria, Great Britain, 1880
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Notes: Queen Victoria, Gothic portrait and Roman date (1851 - 1887).
Source
Great Britain 1887 florin KM-762
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Author:
Notes: Queen Victoria, Jubilee Head (1887 - 1892).
Source
Proof Coin - Florin, Queen Victoria, Great Britain, 1893
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Notes: Queen Victoria, Veiled head (1893 - 1901).
Source
Great Britain 1907 florin
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Author:
Notes: King Edward VII (1902 - 1910).
Source
Coin - Florin (2 Shillings), George V, Great Britain, 1911
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Notes: King George V (1911 - 1936).
Source
Proof Coin - Florin, George VI, Great Britain, 1947
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Notes: King George VI (1937 - 1951).
Source
Proof Coin - Florin, Elizabeth II, Great Britain, 1953
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Notes: Elizabeth II, Queen of all the Britains (1953).
Source