The Story of the Florin
	The Story of the Florin
	The Story of the Florin
	The Story of the Florin
	The Story of the Florin
	The Story of the Florin
	The Story of the Florin

The Story of the Florin

Code: SFL

Journey through the history of Britain’s first ‘decimal’ coin with this unique collection of twelve florins that tell the tale of this famous coin.

£89.00 per coin

(Plus £5.00 postage & handling per coin).


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The Story of the Florin

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The silver florin, worth two shillings or one tenth of a pound, was introduced in 1849 as a first step towards decimalisation. It was ahead of its time, but it was many years before the coin saw popularity. This collection follows the story of the florin from its beginning, to its demise in 1970 – ironically with the advent of decimalisation!

The Story of the Florin collection features all the key dates and types of florins, including:

  • The “Gothic Florin” from Queen Victoria’s reign – the only coin to bear the portrait of Victoria wearing the Gothic crown.
  • A florin from Edward VII’s reign – the only circulating British coin to bear the beautiful standing Britannia design.
  • The 1967 florin – the final one to be issued for circulation.
  • A proof florin from 1970 – the very last year in which a florin was minted.

To complete the story, we’ve also included a 1968 ten pence coin, the successor of the florin.

Each historic coin is encapsulated for protection and housed in a handsome display chest which is yours, free of charge! The chest features a lock and key for additional security with the name of the collection handsomely embossed on the inside. A Certificate of Authenticity is also included.

You will receive two coins every other month until your collection is complete.


Orders for items which are in stock will usually be delivered within 7 days (and often sooner). Personalised items may take longer. If your item is out of stock, we will contact you as soon as possible. Please call Customer Services on 0344 557 5600 or email for more information.

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Any time you place an order with Danbury Mint, your satisfaction is guaranteed. If you are not delighted with any purchase, you may return it within 90 days of receipt for a FULL refund – including our postage & handling charge!

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