1903 Florin


The 1903 Florin

The Reverse shows Britannia holding a trident and shield, standing on the bow of a ship.

The edge is reeded.

The Obverse, by G W de Saulles, shows a portrait of King Edward VII.

Images used by permission of M J Hughes Coins.


Mintage: 1,995,298 (may include coins in sets)
Minted at The Royal Mint.
Remember 1903 ?
Monarch is King Edward VII who is proclaimed Emperor of India. Prime Minister is Arthur Balfour (Conservative). Theodore Roosevelt is US President. Daily Mirror launched as a newspaper for women, run by women. "Typhoo Tipps" tea first marketed. Rock Sand wins the English Triple Crown by winning the Epsom Derby, 2,000 Guineas and St Leger.
Edward VII (1901-1910)
Edward VII was King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions and Emperor of India from 22 January 1901 until his death in 1910. Edward was the eldest son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. Edward married Princess Alexandra of Denmark in 1863.

Five Pound, Two Pound and Crowns were only released in 1902. The 1902 Proof set for the Coronation is unusual in that it had a Matt finish. Gold Sovereign mintages were high during the reign of Edward VII, averaging more than 10 million per year which makes them fairly common even today.
General Description: Florins
The Florin is a 2 shillings coin, one-tenth fo a pound sterling. The British florin was issued from 1849 until 1967, with a final collectors coin dated 1970. After decimalisation it became the 10p piece.

Specifications:
  • Mass 11.31 g
  • Diameter
    • (1849) 28.0 mm
    • (1851–1886) 30.0 mm
    • (1887–1892) 29.5 mm
    • (1893–1970) 28.5 mm
  • Edge is Milled
  • Composition:
    • (1849–1919) 92.5% Ag
    • (1920–1946) 50% Ag
    • (1947–1970) Cupronickel. No silver.
In the real World the term 'Florin' was hardly ever used, the coin was generally known as "Two Shillings" or just "Two Bob".
Which Mint: The Royal Mint
The Royal Mint is the designated place for the UK to mint coins. It dates back well over 1000 years and is a Government-owned company. 

Formed in the reign of Alfred the Great about the year 886, during the period 1279-1812 it was generally referred to as The Tower Mint as it was housed at the Tower of London. The Master of The Royal Mint has included famous figures such as Sir Isaac Newton.

Since 2010 it has operated as Royal Mint Ltd, a company owned by HM Treasury, under an exclusive contract to supply all coinage for the UK although it also produces medals and coins for other countries. It is currently located at Llantrisant, Wales.

There is also an on-line shop at The Royal Mint Shop.
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
The United Kingdom (UK) is the Union of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It is often refered to as Great Britain (GBR). It has a long, rich history.

The orignal coinage was Pounds, Shillings and Pence but since decimalisation on 15 February 1971, it is £1 = 100p, that is One Pound = 100 pence. The coinage of the UK is also a long history, the Royal Mint being established as long ago as 886AD when coins were hammered. Today there is perhaps 30 billion coins in circulation, and many (numismatic) collectors coins and sets are issued frequently in gold, silver and other metals.
If you don't see a coin in the list below try the Florins page on eBay UK

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UK On eBay UK:
1903 Florin - Edward VII British Silver Coin - Superb
1903 Florin - Edward VII British Silver Coin - Superb
£ 325.00
1903 Florin Edward VII
1903 Florin Edward VII
£ 245.00
1903 King Edward Vll Silver Florin 2 Shilling Coin, High Grade With Good Detail.
1903 King Edward Vll Silver Florin 2 Shilling Coin, High Grade With Good Detail.
£ 148.00
3 Silver Florins 1903, 1905 & 1906 Edward VII
3 Silver Florins 1903, 1905 & 1906 Edward VII
£ 75.00
Collectable Grade 1903 Florin Silver Two Shillings
Collectable Grade 1903 Florin Silver Two Shillings
£ 15.00
FLORIN 1903 Edward VII Silver Florin, Coin
FLORIN 1903 Edward VII Silver Florin, Coin
£ 79.99
1903 EDWARD VII SILVER FLORIN IN EXTREMELY FINE CONDITION.
1903 EDWARD VII SILVER FLORIN IN EXTREMELY FINE CONDITION.
£ 195.00
UK 1903 FLORIN HIGH GRADE EDWARD VII BRITISH SILVER FLORIN ref SPINK 5981 Cc1
UK 1903 FLORIN HIGH GRADE EDWARD VII BRITISH SILVER FLORIN ref SPINK 5981 Cc1
£ 269.00

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