Pattern Coin - Florin, Queen Victoria, Great Britain, 1848 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 1046

Pattern silver coin; Denomination: Florin
Royal Mint, London
Queen Victoria (1837-1901)

The florin was introduced into circulation in 1849 as a first step towards decimal coinage. This coin is the accepted pattern for the florin prepared in 1848.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 28 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 11.170 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: penny 1919
Themes this item is part of: Royal Mint, London, HM Queen Victoria (1819-1901), William Wyon, Medallist & Engraver (1795-1851), Royal Mint, Tower Hill, 1809-1975, Early History of London Mints, to 1300, William Wyon, Medallist (1795-1851), The Royal Mint, Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Great Britain
Tertiary Classification: pattern strikes
Series: proof
DateEra: 1849 AD
Denomination: Florin (2 Shillings)
Obverse Description: Crowned bust of the Queen facing left, dress decorated with rose, thistle and shamrock; behind W.W. (William Wyon); around, VICTORIA REGINA 1848
Reverse Description: Four crowned shields arranged to form a cross about a central rose, the shields bear the arms of England (1 & 3), Scotland (2) and Ireland (4); between shields and each beneath an arch, 2 roses, thistle and shamrock; around above, ONE FLORIN; around below, ONE TENTH OF A POUND
Edge Description: milled
Shape: Round
Material: Silver
Issued By: HM Queen Victoria, England, Great Britain
Mint: Royal Mint, London
Artist: William Wyon - Royal Mint, London
  1. [Book], Philip Skingley - Spink & Sons Ltd., Coins of England and the United Kingdom, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 2007, Spink 3890 Pages

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