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1849 NGC AU Det Victoria Gothic Florin Great Britain 2 Shillings Godless Silver Coin 20091604D

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  • Almost Uncirculated Victoria sterling silver Great Britain florin or two shillings coin.
  • The florin was Britain's first attempt at coinage decimalization, the florin = 1/10 of a pound.
  • 1849 was the first year of issue for type; rejected by the public because the obverse legend did not include DEI GRATIA (DG), by the Grace of God.  The 1849 date became known as the "Godless Florin."
  • Subsequently the florin was redesigned with the obverse legend (in gothic script) including D G and re-introduced in 1851.
  • Certified by NGC to AU Details (Cleaned).