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1855 Queen Victoria British Silver "Gothic" Florin

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General
Type: Queen Victoria British Silver "Gothic" Florin 
Years: 1851 - 1863  Cat. Num.: KM# 746.1 
Country: Great Britain  Period: Victoria 
Currency: Pound sterling  Face value: 1 Florin 
System: Sterling pre-decimal  4 Farthings = 1 Penny
12 Pence = 1 Shilling
20 Shillings = 1 Pound (Sovereign)
21 Shillings = 1 Guinea 
Desgr/Engr: William Wyon, William Dyce 
Obverse: Crowned bust left 
Legend: Victoria d:g: brit: reg: f:d: 
Reverse: Crowned shields in cross 
Legend: One florin one thenth of a pound 
Edge: Reeded 
Issue
Year:
1855
Mint: The Royal Mint 
Mintage: 831,000 
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Valuation:
 
Notes:  
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Specifications
Alignment:
Coin 
 
Composition: Silver 
Fineness: 0.9250 
Weight(g): 11.3104g 
Weight(Oz): 0.36 Oz 
Net Content: 0.34 Oz (10.46g) 
Bullion Value: $5.70 
Diameter: 30.00mm 
Thickness: 2.00mm 
Description

The British two shilling coin, also known as the florin, was issued from 1849 until 1967. It was worth one tenth of a pound, or twenty-four old pence. It should not be confused with the medieval gold florin, which was nominally worth six shillings.

In 1968, in the run-up to decimalisation, the two shilling coin was superseded by the decimal ten pence coin, which had the same value and initially the same size and weight. It continued in circulation, alongside the ten pence, until 1993, when the ten pence was reduced in size.

Value Range
Year Mintage G F VF EF AU UNC BU PROOF
1855 831,000 $11.00 $30 $90 $210 $325 $500
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