1967 Florin


The 1967 Florin

The Reverse, by Edgar Fuller and Cecil Thomas, shows a tudor rose surrounded by shamrock and thistles.

The Obverse, by Mary Gillick, shows a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.

Images used by permission of M J Hughes Coins.


Mintage: 39,718,000 (may include coins in sets)
Minted at The Royal Mint.
Remember 1967 ?
The monarch was Elizabeth II and Prime Minister was Harold Wilson (Labour). Parliament decided to nationalize 90% of the British steel industry. UK applies for EEC membership although Charles de Gaulle vetoed it again. The QE2 is launched. The Concorde supersonic aircraft was unveiled in Toulouse, France. The Grand National was won by 100-1 outsider Foinavon after a pile up at one fence. Donald Campbell was killed trying to break the speed record on Coniston Water. Sandie Shaw sang Puppet on a String for UK's first win in the Eurovision Song Contest. The Beatles released their album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Wimbledon is televised in colour for the first time. Patrick McGoohan's The Prisoner was first broadcast in the UK on ITV.
Elizabeth II (1952-Present)
Queen Elizabeth II is the current and longest reigning monarch ever. Born on 21 April 1926 to King George VI and Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, she became Queen in 1952 and her Coronation was on 2 June 1953.

Queen Elizabeth II has issued many coins and was monarch during decimalisation.
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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1967 Great Britain florin coin
1967 Great Britain florin coin
USD $ 1.50
1967 MOUNT JOY-FLORIN COIN CLUB - 1 oz .999 Fine Silver Round + Copper Medal set
1967 MOUNT JOY-FLORIN COIN CLUB - 1 oz .999 Fine Silver Round + Copper Medal set
USD $ 39.99
1967 UK GREAT BRITAIN FLORIN TWO SHILLINGS COIN * ENGLAND FLORIN 2 SHILLINGS *
1967 UK GREAT BRITAIN FLORIN TWO SHILLINGS COIN * ENGLAND FLORIN 2 SHILLINGS *
USD $ 3.79
Great Britain 1967 2 Shillings Coin
Great Britain 1967 2 Shillings Coin
USD $ 1.99
# C5096     GREAT  BRITAIN   COIN,     FLORIN    1967
# C5096 GREAT BRITAIN COIN, FLORIN 1967
USD $ 3.99
# C279     GREAT BRITAIN     COIN,    FLORIN   1967
# C279 GREAT BRITAIN COIN, FLORIN 1967
USD $ 3.99
1947-1967 Great Britain UK United Kingdom Two Shilling Circulated Coin Lot Y369
1947-1967 Great Britain UK United Kingdom Two Shilling Circulated Coin Lot Y369
USD $ 68.50
UK Coin Collection 1 FLORIN 1947-1967 17 Coins All Different. 1M.4
UK Coin Collection 1 FLORIN 1947-1967 17 Coins All Different. 1M.4
USD $ 49.95

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