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ONE Florin 1871 - Georges III


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I have find a new strange coin.

So, Is it a coin or a medal ? What is your view ?






Do you know her history ?


For me, I think that it is a coin.

It is dated 1871 around the Coinage Act 1870.

Georges III is on this coin in memory of his Coinage Act 1816.

Am I in right ? or have you another idea ?




JYV (a french man so sorry for my English)



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This is what is known as a pattern issue, it was essentially a trial piece used to test a design - this cannot have been legal tender due to the mismatch between the date and when George III was king.


You can see similar examples here: http://www.londoncoins.co.uk/?page=Pastresults&searchterm=Florin+George+Iii+Pattern+Trial&category=9&searchtype=1

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