|Coin||Florin 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.
Head of Queen Victoria facing left wearing ribbon in hair; around, VICTORIA REGINA; below, 1848.
|Obverse Inscription||VICTORIA REGINA 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.
|Reverse Inscription||ONE FLORIN TWO SHILLINGS|
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)|