ONE TENTH OF A POUND. AR 11.3g 0.925 0.3364 troz silver. The silver florin was introduced in 1849 under Victoria as a foray into decimal coinage.
Although this may seem odd in light of the 12 pence to a shilling, 20 shillings to a pound system that Britain used, the florin was introduced with a value of 2 shillings and thus 1/10th of a pound. Thus embracing the expression of value in tenths of the base monetary unit. These coins bear beautiful designs by renowned engraver William Wyon as evidenced by the W. At right of the bust on the obverse.While early florins like this one stated "one tenth of a pound", "one florin" on the reverse, by 1887 the coin had reverted to the familiar omission of denomination before stating it again in 1893 as "one florin", "two shillings". Britain would not truly embrace decimalization of coinage until 1971. The first silver florins, dated 1849, were lacking the legend DEI GRATIA (by the grace of God) found on other British coins and many people at the time raised objections, calling the 1849 issues the Godless. These are a one year type as the DEI GRATIA in the form. Was placed coins of subsequent years. This 1849 "Godless" Florin exhibits stunning luster with a hint of rim toning. You will receive the exact lot shown in the photos.
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