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1948 Florin, Two Shillings British | British Florin, Two Shillings 1948

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1948 Florin, Two Shillings British |  British Florin, Two Shillings 1948

1948 George VI British Silver Florin, Two Shillings 

The reverse was modified yet again for George VI, and in 1947 a change from 50% silver to cupronickel was made. A further change in the design was made in 1949, removing the IND IMP.

The reverse, designed & engraved by T.H. Paget, features the bust of George the VI facing left.  At the bottom of  Georges neck are the designer’s initials “MP”.  On the outer periphery are the words "GEORGIVS VI  D:G : BR: OMN: REX".

The obverse, designed & engraved by W G. E. Kruger-Gray, features a crown tudor rose.  To the right of the rose is a shamrock with the mongram “R” below.  To the left of the rose is a thistle with the mongram “G” below.  Flanking either side of the stem of the rose are the designers initials “K” and “G”. On the upper outer periphery are the words “:FID: DEF: : IND: IMP:”. On the lower outer periphery is the denomination 

For years that may be potential sleepers look at the 1937, 1940 and 1946 issues. The 1937 is a first year issue and though the value may not rise dramatically there will probably be strong demand as it is the first year issue.

For the investor, the key to the series (excluding proofs & errors) is the 1938 issue.

The British two shilling coin, also known as the florin or "two bob bit", 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In 1968, in the run-up to decimalization, the two shilling coin was superseded by the decimal ten pence coin, which had the same value and initially the same size and weight.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 coin, until 1993, when the 10p was reduced in size. 

1948 Florin, Two Shillings British | British Florin, Two Shillings 1948 Florin, Two Shillings  
Coin Type: Florin, Two Shillings Country: British
Alloy: Cupronickel Year: 1948
Diameter: 28 mm Weight: 11.3 grams
Mint: London Mint Number Minted: 67.553.636

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