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.
The most difficult denomination of King George V’s coinage to get is the Silver Florin or Two
Shilling Piece. They were made in 500 fine Silver from 1920-1936 and there are two different
types. From 1920-1926 the reverse had four shield set square. From 1927-1936 the shields are set at
an angle and has more elaborate sceptres.
The hoard we bought are in Fine condition and struck in silver. We are offering dates of our choice.
Remember that these Florins are the most difficult denomination of King George V silver coins to
find. We love them and so will you.
When they were waiting for Decimal coins, collectors were buying all the dates they didn’t have of
the pre-decimal coins for their collections. The prices went through the roof and factoring inflation
and the cost of living, these coins are much more reasonable today, than they were 50 years ago.
The coins in most cases are still as difficult as they were then especially in Uncirculated condition.
Just that in today’s money, they are actually much more reasonable. This issue we have the 1962 Florin in
Brilliant Uncirculated condition to offer you, but unfortunately our supply is rather limited. Not an easy
coin to find, even in small quantities, but we found them. If you need this coin, now is the time to buy
one for your collection.
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 things 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 1851
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.
Here is one that should be a winner, judging by previous experience. A bag of 10 1948 King George
VI Florins. What is so special about the 1948 Florin. Well they changed the metal content in 1947
from silver to cupronickel and the legend on the coins was only used for two years, 1947 and 1948. So
this is a two year only type coin.
These coins are now 64 years old and are in selected circulated condition. Why a bag of 10? Because
collectors like to trade with other collectors or give them away. By selling them in bags of ten we can
also keep our prices down, as it costs us the same to handle an order for ten coins as it does for just one
Queen Victoria finally consented to a change of the design of her portrait on the coinage of
the United Kingdom in 1887. For the previous 50 years, all of her coins had the Young
Head portrait, showing the Queen when she was a 17 year old girl.
The Florin as a coin had only been in existence since 1849. We can offer the Jubilee Head
Sterling Silver Florins of Queen Victoria issued 1887-1892 in two different grades. Dates will
be of our choice, but the more coins you order, the more different dates we will try and give
you. On one side you have the Jubilee Head bust of the Queen with a rather silly small sized
crown on her head. The other side has four coats of arms. All of these Jubilee Head Florins are
struck in Sterling Silver and they are, despite what Victoria thought, rather attractive.
We can offer them here in Very Fine, they are nice collectable examples.