Jim writes: I just found a 1944 Two Shillings coin. What is it and what”s it worth in VF condition?
You have a 1944 Great Britain 2 Shillings (.500 silver), also known as a “Florin”. (20 shillings= £1( pound)). The obverse shows the head of King George facing left, GEORGIVS VI D:G:BR:OMN:REX (George VI, by the Grace of G-d, King of all the Britains). The reverse shows a crowned rose, a thistle and shamrock on either side representing Scotland and Ireland. The legend around is FID:DEF:IND:IMP:1944 TWO SHILLINGS (Defender of The Faith, Emperor of India).
Approximate value in VF US $5. (silver content= .18 troy ounce)