1 Florin – George V (UK)
Handmade coinring from 1 Florin, UK
This ring is silver plated as it is made of low amount of silver (0.500). This prevents the green color on the finger as a result of touching the metal with the skin.
- Metal: Silver 0.500
- Years: 1927-1936
- Size of coinring: 15-20mm (47-63)
- Silver plated
About the coin:
The British florin, or two shilling coin, was issued from 1849 until 1967, with a final issue for collectors dated 1970. Valued at one tenth of a pound (24 old pence), it was the last coin circulating immediately prior to decimalisation to be demonetised, in 1993, having for a quarter of a century circulated alongside the ten pence piece, identical in specifications and value.
The modified florin, dated 1927 to 1936, was designed by George Kruger Gray and did not greatly alter the design of shields and sceptres, but removed the crowns from the shields and placed them on the sceptres. A “G”, the King’s initial, is at the centre of the design. The obverse inscription became GEORGIVS V DEI GRA BRITT OMN REX and the reverse one was FID DEF IND IMP with the date and denomination ONE FLORIN. The bust of the King on the obverse was slightly modified in 1927.
Uncrowned portrait of King George V left, legend around.
GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Translation: George the Third by the Grace of God King of all the Britains
Cruciform crowned sceptres around central G, shields of England, Scotland and Ireland in angles, legend above, date and denomination below.
Translation: Defender of the Faith Emperor of India
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NOTE: This is a handmade coin ring that used to be in circulation, which means that each coing ring is slightly different from the other. The ring you receive will not be exactly as pictured. Each ring is unique.
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