1945 Florin – George VI


The 1945 Florin - George VI

King George VI Florin (2 shillings). Silver content 0.500.

The Reverse, by George Kruger Gray (initials KG below leaves), shows a crowned Tudor rose with thistle and shamrock to sides. Date and denomination in legend. King's Initials, G R, below.

The Obverse shows a portrait of King George VI by Humphrey Paget.

Images used by permission of M J Hughes Coins.


Mintage: 25,858,049 (may include coins in sets)
Minted at The Royal Mint.
Remember 1945 ?
Monarch is King George V. Prime Minister is Winston Churchill (Coalition) but on 26 July Clement Attlee (Labour) wins the General Election with a majority of 146 seats. US President is Franklin D. Roosevelt (D-New York) then on 12 April it is Harry S. Truman (D-Missouri). The Second World War ends, with VE Day in Europe. After atomic bombs fall on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan surrenders. George Orwell publishes Animal Farm.
George VI (1936-1952)
George VI was King of the United Kingdom and the British Commonwealth from 11 December 1936 until his death on 6 February 1952. He was the last Emperor of India and the first Head of the Commonwealth. His parents were George V and Mary of Teck.

George VI married Elizabeth (known as the Queen Mother) and is the father of Queen Elizabeth II.
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 VI COIN CHOICE OF YEAR 1937 TO 1951
SILVER FLORIN / TWO SHILLING GEORGE VI COIN CHOICE OF YEAR 1937 TO 1951
£ 4.99
1937 -1951 George VI Silver Florins / Two Shillings Choice of Date
1937 -1951 George VI Silver Florins / Two Shillings Choice of Date
£ 5.49
George VI Silver Florin 1937 to 1951 Choose Your Year / Grade
George VI Silver Florin 1937 to 1951 Choose Your Year / Grade
£ 6.75
George VI florins1937-1946 condition VF-UNC pick coin multi-buy discount
George VI florins1937-1946 condition VF-UNC pick coin multi-buy discount
£ 3.50
1945 Florin Two Shillings George VI 2/- 50% Silver Uncirculated
1945 Florin Two Shillings George VI 2/- 50% Silver Uncirculated
£ 9.99
1945 Florin Two Shillings George VI 2/- 50% Silver Uncirculated
1945 Florin Two Shillings George VI 2/- 50% Silver Uncirculated
£ 8.00
1945 - FLORIN - King George VI - Great Britain SILVER COLLECTIBLE COIN  #WT38643
1945 - FLORIN - King George VI - Great Britain SILVER COLLECTIBLE COIN #WT38643
£ 6.00
1945 - FLORIN - King George VI - Great Britain      #WT28169
1945 - FLORIN - King George VI - Great Britain #WT28169
£ 6.00

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