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.
1945 was the next to last year that our coinage was struck in silver, the penultimate year. The
Florin is the second largest denomination struck and as most collectors know, the most difficult
denomination to get. King George VI was on the throne, by the way a Florin was two
shillings, today it is 10 pence.
The coins on offer are not only struck in Silver but they are in Gem Uncirculated condition,
you just cannot get any higher grade then Gem. Supplies are of course very limited, but think
what a fantastic type coin these will make.
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 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.
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.
The Double Florin was only issued with the Jubilee Head of Queen Victoria from 1887-
1890. So INA asked what if they had issued a Double Florin with the Old Head of Queen
Victoria on it, what would it look like? What they did, is in their Patina series, strike a piece to show what an Old Head Double Florin might have looked like. As usual with the Patina series, the engraving and quality of the product is outstanding.
We have the Patina Queen Victoria Old Head Double Florins available in copper and goldine. Here we present the Double Florin in Copper. They won’t cost you the earth and will add to your collection. After all, they didn’t make this coin, but here it is… These are Patina retro-patterns, made to show what the coin might have looked like had it actually been made at the time. All pieces are in Uncirculated condition.