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.
Head of Queen Victoria facing left wearing ribbon in hair; around, VICTORIA REGINA; below, 1848.
At centre within four arches, a rose, thistle, plumes of the Prince of Wales and shamrock with the letters VR; around above, ONE FLORIN; around below, TWO SHILLINGS.
Not listed in Krause.