1921 Florin – George V


The 1921 Florin -  George V

The florin is a two-shilling coin. Second Coinage. In 1921 the silver content was 50% following the debasement of silver coins in 1920. The portrait was recut as a shallower design during 1920 so the SCBC reference is 4022A.

The Obverse shows a portrait of King George V by Bertram MacKennal.

The Reverse shows crowned cruciform shields separated by sceptres in the angles.

Image credit: M J Hughes Coins


Mintage: 34,800,000 (may include coins in sets)
Minted at The Royal Mint.
Remember 1921 ?
The Monarch is King George V. Prime Minister is David Lloyd George (Coalition). US President is Woodrow Wilson (D-New Jersey) and from 4th March it is Warren G. Harding (R-Ohio). Charlie Chaplin visits London and is met by thousands.
George V (1910-1936)
George V was King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions, and Emperor of India, from 6 May 1910 until his death in 1936 and was King during World War 1. George was the second son of Albert Edward, Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII), and grandson of Queen Victoria. After his death he was succeeded by his eldest son, Edward VIII.

In 1919-20, the Silver price rose dramatically so .925 silver coins began to made in 0.500 siver. Gold Sovereigns were produced in large quantities early in George's reign - over 30 million in 1911 and again in 1912, although there was no bullion sovereigns issued 1918-1924 (Commonwealth mints did continue mintage).
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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SILVER FLORIN / TWO SHILLING GEORGE V COINS CHOICE OF YEAR 1911 TO 1936
SILVER FLORIN / TWO SHILLING GEORGE V COINS CHOICE OF YEAR 1911 TO 1936
£ 5.49
1920 to 1936 George V Silver Florin Your Choice of Date
1920 to 1936 George V Silver Florin Your Choice of Date
£ 5.49
1921 GEORGE V SILVER FLORIN / TWO SHILLINGS  ( 50% Silver )  2s Coin.   558
1921 GEORGE V SILVER FLORIN / TWO SHILLINGS ( 50% Silver ) 2s Coin. 558
£ 4.99
1921 British George V One Florin Coin 50% Silver Beautiful Lustre #GV47
1921 British George V One Florin Coin 50% Silver Beautiful Lustre #GV47
£ 71.50
1921 Florin George V  Silver - Ref: FN21-5Q
1921 Florin George V Silver - Ref: FN21-5Q
£ 4.50
George V Florins 0.925 or 0.500 Silver 1911 to 1936 - Choose your date or grade
George V Florins 0.925 or 0.500 Silver 1911 to 1936 - Choose your date or grade
£ 4.50
1921 - FLORIN - King George V - Great Britain BEAUTIFUL COLLECTIBLE    #WT38627
1921 - FLORIN - King George V - Great Britain BEAUTIFUL COLLECTIBLE #WT38627
£ 6.99
1921 - FLORIN - King George V - Great Britain BEAUTIFUL COLLECTIBLE    #WT38811
1921 - FLORIN - King George V - Great Britain BEAUTIFUL COLLECTIBLE #WT38811
£ 6.99

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