2 Shillings, George VI, 1937-1946
Silver Two shilling or 1 Florin coin of United Kingdom, issued in the name of King George VI. These coins were 50% silver from 1939 to 1946, after which coins were issued in copper-nickel. A Florin was 1/10 of a pound and is one of the unique denominations of pre-decimal era British coinage.
The obverse has the uncrowned head of King George VI, with his title (in latin). The reverse has a crowned Tudor rose representing England, a thistle bud to the left representing Scotland and a shamrock to the right, representing Ireland.
The initials 'HP' can be seen on the neck of George VI - Thomas Humphrey Paget was the engraver who had designed the coin.
Weight: 11.31 Grams
Diameter: 28.5 mm
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