|Coin||Decade 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.
Head of Queen Victoria facing left wearing ribbon in hair; around, VICTORIA REGINA; below, 1848.
|Obverse Inscription||VICTORIA REGINA 1848|
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|
Not listed in Krause.
|Currency||Pound Sterling (pre-decimal)|
|Period||Pound Sterling (pre-decimal) (1801 - 1971)|
|Coin Type||Decade and Florin (Pattern)|
|Effigy||Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head)|
|Face Value||2 (x Shilling)|
|Orientation||Same (Medal Alignment, Axis 0 / Axis 12)|