As the first coins of Queen Elizabeth II were only issued in 1953, this 1955 Florin is one of the earliest and first coins to have been issued. It is also one of the most difficult coins to find, especially in Uncirculated condition. After all the coins are now 67 years old and 1955 a Florin or two shillings was a week’s pocket money for a youngster. This is a nice group and a difficult coin to find in this unused quality. Supplies are very limited and this is one date that many collectors need.
The last Florin issued for circulation was in 1967, the first year of issue was only 1849, so it is a short lived denomination. Also as a denomination the Florin has always been the most difficult one to get. I have some nice Uncirculated Queen Elizabeth II 1966 Florins. This the penultimate year of the whole denomination. Not easy to get, yet it is not an expensive coin.
Elizabeth II, The Last 1967 Florin. Brilliant Uncirculated. In 1967 the Royal Mint issued its last ever Florin for circulation. Although it had an exact decimal equivalent, the 10p, they decided to stop making them. As most collectors know the florin is the most difficult of the denominations to get. We can offer the last ever, the 1967 Florin in Brilliant Uncirculated condition for just £4.00. At one time a number of years ago, we had to pay that price to get them. But a fortunate find, in our basement, allows us to offer them to you. Limit of three coins per collector and well worth having.
In 1921 George V was our Monarch, Stalin was appointed General Secretary of the Communist Party, Mussolini became Prime Minister of Italy, Gandhi was arrested for sedition, and The Ottoman Empire fell after 600 years. The BBC had its first radio service in London, Tutankhamen’s tomb was discovered and Labour became the main opposition party. The first female Senator was elected in the United States, and the British Empire covered 1/4 of the world. Here are offering you the 1921 Silver Florin to commemorate 100 years of the passing of all of these events. All coins are struck in 500 fine Silver and are in selected circulated condition. Show them to your friends - they will be amazed that you have 100-year old coins in your possession. You can have any or all the coins from 1921, which today are officially antique coins.
What is special about a 1923 Florin? Nothing much except thy will soon be 100 years old. That it was struck under King George V and it was struck in silver. And, Oh yes! The denomination is the most difficult denomination to get. Usually we charge £22.50 for this coin, but we have some pieces that have just come in at just £17.50 each, they are nice selected circulated condition.
As most collectors realize the Florin or Two Shillings is the most difficult denomination to find. The Sterling Silver coinage of King George V was only issued from 1911-to 1919, so they are even more difficult to find than most. The dates will be of our choice, but the more you order the more different dates you will be sent. The coins are in specially selected Very Good - Fine condition and are over 100 years old.
Of all the denominations of King George VI, the Florin is the most difficult to obtain. The coins struck during World War II were made in 500 fine Silver. We have obtained a small group of the 1942 George VI World War II Silver Florins in Fine condition. It is both toward the end of the War and the end of our silver coinage. The coins are in Fine condition, nothing special but rather nice.
We just bought a hoard of the 1944 King George VI Silver Florin, what was special is that they were all in Uncirculated condition. World War II was still raging and the coins were still struck in silver. You have the bare head of King George VI on the obverse and Rose with a crown, a thistle and a shamrock on the reverse. The Florin is the most difficult coin to get in high grade and all of these 1944 King George VI Florins are in Uncirculated condition. Well worth having.
We recently bought a small group of these 1945 Florins. Issued right at the end of World War II during the reign of King George VI with his portrait on one side. On the other side, you have the crowned Tudor Rose with thistle and a shamrock and the initials 'G R' for Georgius Rex. In Uncirculated condition with full original lustre, lovely examples and hard to find in this condition.
1947 was the first time ever the Royal Mint struck circulation coins in cupro-nickel and not silver. The most difficult denomination was the Florin. This new coinage only lasted for two years, as India got its independence, they had to change the legend in 1949. The coin on offer here is in About Uncirculated condition, which for a cupronickel coin that is now over 70 years old is very high indeed. Supplies are limited and the Florin is the most difficult denomination.
1947 was the first time ever the Royal Mint struck circulation coins in cupro-nickel and not silver. The most difficult denomination was the Florin. This new coinage only lasted for two years, as India got its independence, they had to change the legend in 1949. The coin on offer here is in Uncirculated condition, which for a cupronickel coin that is now over 70 years old is very high indeed. Supplies are limited and the Florin is the most difficult denomination.
In 1947 the Royal Mint removed all Silver from our coinage and it was now to be struck in cupro-nickel. The 1947 and the 1948 issues had the normal legend on the coins, but in 1947 India became independent and so that in 1949 changed that legend. The Florin of King George VI issued in cupronickel was struck in 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, and 1951. There were no coins struck for circulation in 1952 because that was the year that the King died. The next Florin to be issued was in 1953 for the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. We offer the complete King George VI cupronickel Florin Collection for only £12.50. They come in a snap-lock plastic bag, ready to be added to your collection, all coins are in Fine condition and you get one coin of every date 1947-1951.
Forget 1971 Britain’s first attempt at a decimal coin was under Queen Victoria in 1849. It worked but they screwed up as well. They issued the first Florin in 1849 which was exactly 1/10th of a pound or 0.1 pounds. That denomination still exists today we call it a 10 Pence Piece. But there were some problems. They forgot to have ‘Dei Gratia’ – by the grace of God on the coin. So they quickly had to withdraw the coin and issued the Gothic Florin until two years later in 1851. The 1849 Florin is known as the ‘Godless’ Florin for that reason. It is only a one-year type coin and very important as our first decimal coin in over a thousand years. The coins on offer have seen considerable wear and are in Very Good condition. It has taken us two years to put this small group together, but we know they won't last that long in stock...
The first British decimal coin was the Florin or Two Shillings which today is the 10p. First issued in 1849 and changed to the Gothic design in 1851 these florins were struck in Sterling Silver. You have a crowned portrait of Queen Victoria facing left on the obverse and four crowned coats of arms on the reverse. The strangest thing is that a large part of the population was illiterate, yet instead of putting the date in what is known today as Arabic numerals, they put the date in Roman numerals. So that a large part of the populace could not even read the date that was on the coin. As 1872 became (MDCCC) Ixxii. The coins on offer have seen considerable circulation, but don’t forget that even the most modern of the coins is today 132 years old. We have made sure that you can make out the date, even if only the last digits are clear. Available in different grades. Dates will be of our choice.