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The Godless Florin

S3890 (Godless or Graceless Florin):
In 1849 a new coin called the florin was introduced as Britain's attempt at decimalization of its coinage. It was worth two shillings and, as such, ten florins were equal to a pound or sovereign. This florin did not have the traditional Dei Gratia inscription (which means "by the Grace of God") and the coin came to be known as Godless or Graceless. The florin was modified somewhat and, in 1851, a new Gothic florin (with Dei Gratia in the legend) was introduced.

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