Obverse - GEORGIVS VI D : G :BR : OMN : REX - By the Grace of God George VI Mighty King of the Britons
Reverse - :FID:DEF: :IND:IMP: TWO SHILLINGS 1944 - Defender of the Faith and Emporour of India
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More Information About George VI Two Shillings
The Florin or Two Shillings was the first Decimal coin to be used in
Britain. It was first struck in 1849 in an attempt to gage public
opinion as many wanted to see the decimalization of the currency back
then. The currency was not decimalized until 1971 but the Florin was
struck until the striking of decimal coinage. The Florin has a value of
One Tenth of a Pound or Ten Pence.
George VI Two Shillings were struck from 1937 until 1951. The Reign of
George VI saw a lot of change for British coinage. Firstly the Silver
coinage was debased totally from .500 Silver into Cupro Nickel. Then
India gained her independence and in 1949 IND IMP (meaning Emporour of
India) was removed from the inscription.
The reverse was designed by George Kruger Gray it
depicts a large crowned rose flanked by a thistle on the left and a
shamrock on the right, their is also an G below the thistle and an R
below the shamrock.