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In 1968, in the run-up to decimalisation, the two shilling coin was superseded by the decimal ten pence coin, which had the same value and initially the same size and weight.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 2 of 2)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Two Shillings (Florin) 1951 27,431,747 King George VI - Bare Head GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX
Two Shillings (Florin) 1953 11,998,710 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA BRITT: OMN: REGINA +
Two Shillings (Florin) 1954 13,085,422 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA +
Two Shillings (Florin) 1955 25,887,253 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA +
Two Shillings (Florin) 1956 47,824,500 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA +
Two Shillings (Florin) 1957 33,071,282 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA +
Two Shillings (Florin) 1958 9,564,580 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA +
Two Shillings (Florin) 1959 14,080,319 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA +
Two Shillings (Florin) 1960 13,831,782 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA +
Two Shillings (Florin) 1961 37,735,315 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA +
Two Shillings (Florin) 1962 35,129,903 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA +
Two Shillings (Florin) 1963 25,580,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA +
Two Shillings (Florin) 1964 16,313,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA +
Two Shillings (Florin) 1965 48,723,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA +
Two Shillings (Florin) 1966 84,574,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA +
Two Shillings (Florin) 1967 22,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA +
Two Shillings (Florin) 1970 (Proof only) 750,476 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA +
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Florin: Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
Sub-types Godless Florin
Gothic 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
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Notes: Godless florin (1848 - 1849).
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Proof Coin - Florin, Queen Victoria, Great Britain, 1880
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Notes: Gothic florin (1851 - 1887).
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Great Britain 1887 florin KM-762
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Notes: Jubilee type (1887 - 1892).
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Proof Coin - Florin, Queen Victoria, Great Britain, 1893
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Author:
Notes: Three shields reverse (1893 - 1901).
Source
Great Britain 1907 florin
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Notes: Britannia reverse (1902 - 1910).
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Coin - Florin (2 Shillings), George V, Great Britain, 1911
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Notes: George V First Issue (1911 - 1926).
Source
Proof Coin - Florin (2 Shillings), George V, Great Britain, 1928
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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
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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
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Author:
Notes: King George VI (1937 - 1951).
Source
Proof Coin - Florin, Elizabeth II, Great Britain, 1953
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Author:
Notes: Elizabeth II, Queen of all the Britains (1953).
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