1 Florin - George V 2nd issue

1 Florin - George V (2nd issue) -  obverse1 Florin - George V (2nd issue) -  reverse

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Features

Country United Kingdom
King George V (1910-1936)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1920-1926
Value 1 Florin = 2 Shillings (0.1)
Currency Pound sterling (1158-1970)
Composition Silver (.500)
Weight 11.31 g
Diameter 28.3 mm
Thickness 1.95 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 06-30-1993
Number N# 21946
Numista (https://numista.com)
References KM# 817a,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Sp# 4022
Emma Howard (editor); 2021. Coins of England & the United Kingdom : Pre-Decimal Issues (56th edition). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom.
And 1 more volumes.

Obverse

Uncrowned portrait of King George V left, legend around.

Lettering:
GEORGIVS.V D.G.BRITT:OMN:REX F.D.IND:IMP:
B.M.

Translation: George the Fifth by the Grace of God King of all the Britains Defender of the Faith Emperor of India

Engraver: Edgar Bertram MacKennal

Sir Edgar Bertram Mackennal, KCVO, usually known as Bertram Mackennal, was an Australian sculptor, most famous for designing the coinage and stamps bearing the likeness of King George V. Signature: "BM".

Reverse

Crowned cruciform shields around central Garter star, sceptres in angles, denomination above, divided date below.

Lettering:
ONE FLORIN
19 24

Engraver: Leonard Charles Wyon

Leonard Charles Wyon was a British engraver of the Victorian era most notable for his work on the gold and silver coinage struck for the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1887 and the bronze coinage of 1860 with the second head portrait, in use from 1860 to 1894.

Edge

Reeded

Comments

The standard weight of these coins was 4/11 troy ounce (174.5 grains), unchanged from the earlier sterling silver issue.

1920 reverse die varieties:
Thin sceptre
Thick sceptre

1923 obverse die varieties:
I in BRITT pointing to a bead
I in BRITT pointing between beads

Images above are reproduced with kind permission of
Numista member Sjoelund and Declan Magee Coins

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1920  15 387 800 4.67 5.27 3.92 7.04 30%
1921  34 863 800 4.31 4.89 5.49 6.69 12.16 54%
1922  23 861 000 3.42 4.15 5.22 5.47 8.27 40%
1923  21 546 500 4.33 4.22 4.87 7.30 27.26 29%
1924  4 582 300 3.89 8.36 6.70 10%
1924  2 0.09% Satin Specimen
1925  1 404 100 5%
1926  5 125 400 6.20 5.58 7.30 11%

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