Complete George VI Cupronickel Florin Collection 1947-1951

King George VI’s reign saw the end of Silver being used in our coinage, saw India get it’s Independence and saw his daughter become our Queen. It was a turbulent time, what with World War II and all the problems that this brought. The Florin is the most difficult denomination to get in almost any series and this is the complete set as issued for circulation. You get the 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950 and 1951 Florins in Fine condition This set is an important part of our history, both numismatically and otherwise. You can own the complete date set for £17.50
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SKU: CGI5193
£17.50
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