United Kingdom: Coin Decade 1848 Pattern - detailed information

United Kingdom: Coin Decade 1848 Pattern
CoinDecade 1848 Pattern

The florin was introduced into circulation in 1849 as a first step towards decimal coinage. This coin is a rejected pattern for the florin prepared in 1848. The denomination proposed for the coin was a decade which it defines as a tenth of a pound and 100 milles.

MintRoyal Mint
Obverse
United Kingdom / Decade 1848 Pattern - obverse photo

Head of Queen Victoria facing left wearing ribbon in hair; around, VICTORIA REGINA; below, 1848.

Obverse Inscription VICTORIA REGINA 1848
Reverse
United Kingdom / Decade 1848 Pattern - reverse photo

At centre within an open wreath of oak, ONE / DECADE above a trident; around above, 100 MILLES; around below, ONE TENTH OF A POUND

Reverse Inscription 100 MILLES ONE DECADE ONE TENTH OF A POUND
EdgePlain
Edge InscriptionNone
Notes

Not listed in Krause.

Decade 1848 Pattern: References to Information Used
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Museums Victoria Collections 2016 Coin description link
Museums Victoria Collections 2016 Mint link
All Coins of Country: United Kingdom, Type: Decade and Florin (Pattern) (2)
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Decade 1848 Pattern: Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
PeriodPound Sterling (pre-decimal) (1801 - 1971)
Coin TypeDecade and Florin (Pattern)
Issued1848
MonarchQueen Victoria
EffigyPortrait by William Wyon (Young Head)
Face Value2 (x Shilling)
CurrentNo
Mintageunknown
MaterialSilver
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationSame (Medal Alignment, Axis 0 / Axis 12)
Size (mm)28
Mass (g)11.2200
Decade 1848 Pattern: Photos
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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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