1907 Florin – Edward VII


The 1907 Florin - Edward VII

1907 Standing Britannia Florin (2 shillings) coin of King Edward VII. 0.925 silver. A matt proof was also minted. SCBC: 3981.

The Reverse, by G W de Saulles, shows Britannia holding a trident and shield, standing on the bow of a ship. Legend states both ONE FLORIN and TWO SHILLINGS, date below.

The edge is reeded.

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

Fairly common and easy to find.

Image credit: M J Hughes Coins.


Mintage: 5,947,895 (may include coins in sets)
Minted at The Royal Mint.
Remember 1907 ?
Monarch is Edward VII and Prime Minister is Henry Campbell-Bannerman (Liberal). Theodore Roosevelt is US President. The Old Bailey criminal court opens in London. First taxicabs with taximeters operate in London. Baden-Powell leads the first Scout camp on Brownsea Island. RMS Lusitania sets out on her maiden voyage from Liverpool to New York. The Cullinan Diamond is presented to King Edward VII on his 66th birthday. Florence Nightingale becomes the first woman to receive the Order of Merit, awarded for her nursing work during the Crimean War. The Companies Act introduces an explicit distinction between private and public companies.
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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USA On eBay USA:
1907? GREAT BRITAIN .925 SILVER ONE FLORIN TWO SHILLINGS COIN EDWARD VII
1907? GREAT BRITAIN .925 SILVER ONE FLORIN TWO SHILLINGS COIN EDWARD VII
USD $ 12.99
1907 NGC MS 62 Florin Edward VII Great Britain 2 Shillings Coin (22052201C)
1907 NGC MS 62 Florin Edward VII Great Britain 2 Shillings Coin (22052201C)
USD $ 550.00
1907 GREAT BRITAIN .925 SILVER ONE FLORIN / TWO SHILLINGS COIN ~ EDWARD VII
1907 GREAT BRITAIN .925 SILVER ONE FLORIN / TWO SHILLINGS COIN ~ EDWARD VII
USD $ 27.50
GREAT BRITAIN/ENGLAND EDWARD VII 1907 FLORIN SILVER COIN, CERTIFIED NGC XF45
GREAT BRITAIN/ENGLAND EDWARD VII 1907 FLORIN SILVER COIN, CERTIFIED NGC XF45
USD $ 175.00
1907 FLORIN, BRITISH SILVER COIN FROM EDWARD VII AU
1907 FLORIN, BRITISH SILVER COIN FROM EDWARD VII AU
USD $ 722.64
1907 GREAT BRITAIN EDWARD VII UK Silver Florin 2 Shillings silver Coin GB
1907 GREAT BRITAIN EDWARD VII UK Silver Florin 2 Shillings silver Coin GB
USD $ 69.16
1907 GREAT BRITAIN EDWARD VII UK Antique Genuine Silver Florin 2 Shl Coin i83291
1907 GREAT BRITAIN EDWARD VII UK Antique Genuine Silver Florin 2 Shl Coin i83291
USD $ 98.80
1907 GREAT BRITAIN EDWARD VII UK Antique VINTAGE Silver Florin 2 Shl Coin i91509
1907 GREAT BRITAIN EDWARD VII UK Antique VINTAGE Silver Florin 2 Shl Coin i91509
USD $ 118.80

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