Two Shillings (Florin) 1962, Coin from United Kingdom - detailed information

Two Shillings (Florin) 1962, Coin from United Kingdom (demonetised 1993)
CoinTwo Shillings (Florin) 1962

The pre-decimal florin (2s) was a unit of currency equalling two shillings, or one tenth of a pound sterling, or twenty-four pence. There were nine types of florin issued before this one: the so-called Godless Florin (1848 and 1849), followed by the Gothic Florin (1851 - 1887), the Jubilee Florin (1887 - 1892), a florin featuring three shields (1893 - 1901), the Britannia Florin (1902 - 1910), the first florin issue of King George V (1911 - 1926), the second florin issue of King George V (1927 - 1936), the silver florin of King George VI (1937 - 1946), and the copper-nickel florin of King George VI (1947 - 1951).

The denomination was re-designed at the beginning of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953, and this was the final type of florin issued; it features a rose at centre (the floral emblem of England), surrounded by linked thistles, shamrocks and leeks (the floral emblems of Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales respectively).

When the currency became decimal in 1971, florins were re-denominated as ten new pence; they remained legal tender until 1993, when a smaller type of ten pence replaced them. Thus, a florin coin issued in 1962 was legal tender for 31 years.

MintRoyal Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage35,129,903 (35.1 million), Rarity: C (Common)
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Obverse
United Kingdom / Two Shillings (Florin) 1962 - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin shows the laureate young laureate bust of Queen Elizabeth II facing right - her effigy known as the "First Portrait". The laurel wreath in the Queen's hair is tied with a ribbon with two ends flowing behind.

The designer's initials, M.G. (for Mary Gillick) appear incuse on the base of the shoulder truncation, and can be seen when the coin is viewed at an angle.

The monarch's legend runs continuously all around the bust: + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA. Translated from Latin: Elizabeth the Second, by the grace of God, Queen.

Obverse Inscription + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA
Reverse
United Kingdom / Two Shillings (Florin) 1962 - reverse photo

The reverse design features at its centre a rose, the floral emblem of England. It is surrounded by linked thistles, shamrocks and leeks - the floral emblems of the other constituent countries of the United Kingdom: Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales respectively.

Around above, the rest of the Queen's legend (continued from the obverse): FID: DEF: (Defender of the Faith).

Around below, the denomination TWO SHILLINGS, followed by the date: 1962.

Above the denomination in small letters, the designers' initials E.F (for Edgar Fuller) and C.T (for Cecil Thomas).

Reverse Inscription FID: DEF: TWO SHILLINGS 1962
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Two Shillings (Florin) 1962: Known varieties
Variety Proof
Mintage Issued: unknown
Two Shillings (Florin) 1962: References to Information Used
Showing 17 from a total of 117 coins of type: Florin (Two Shillings)
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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Two Shillings (Florin) 1962: Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
Coin TypeFlorin Elizabeth II
Issued1962
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick
Face Value2 (x Shilling)
Total Mintage35,129,903 (35.1 million), Rarity: C (Common)
CurrentNo; demonetised 1993
MaterialCuproNickel
DesignerEdgar Fuller, Cecil Thomas
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size28.3000 mm
Mass11.3100 g
OCC IDQBVY-XOWR-CDWL-EJZN
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