The one shilling coin (yes, with FID DEF) was a pre-decimal British coin. It was used throughout the UK and some dependencies before the country adopted a decimal currency on 15 February 1971. As the one shilling coin was exactly 1/20th of a pound it was equivalent to 5 new pence and remained in circulation, alongside the new 5p coin till about 1990, when the 10p and 5p coins were drastically reduced in size.
"FID DEF", an abbreviation of "FIDEI DEFENSOR" meaning "Defender of the Faith", is a title given to King Henry VIII, by Pope Leo X for his stance against the Protestant Reformation.
The title has been used by all subsequent British Monarchs and appears in one form or another on all British Coins and coins of most of the Commonwealth countries.
I just acquired a coin from my spare change. It is in excellent condition ++ The Face side reads; George VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX The Reverse side reads; FID DEF One Schilling 1949 What is the value of this coin?
Jersey did not issue a Shilling coin. Please check your coin, it may be a bronze "One Twelfth of a Shilling" or a "One Twenty-fourth of a Shilling" coin.
Check your coin again. Queen Victoria died in 1901.
(Victoria) Fid Def Britt Reg and Regina Fid Def Britanniarum describes the title of the monarch in abbreviated Latin, in this case, Queen Victoria. It tells us nothing about the coin other than it is British or from one of the many British Empire/Commonwealth countries or Colonies. The phrase "VICTORIA DEI GRA BRITT REGINA FID DEF IND IMP" is mostly abbreviated from Latin. The literal definition is - "Victoria by the Grace of God, Queen of the British territories, Defender of the Faith, Empress of India". British coins issued in 1887 were - Five Pounds - gold (non-circulating) Two Pounds - gold (non-circulating) Sovereign - gold (One Pound) Half-Sovereign - gold (Ten Shillings) Crown - silver (Five Shillings) Double-Florin - silver (Four Shillings) Halfcrown - silver (Two Shillings and Sixpence) Florin - silver (Two Shilling) Shilling - silver (Twelve Pence) Sixpence - silver Threepence - silver Penny - bronze Halfpenny - bronze Farthing - bronze
You are the second person to ask about an Australian coin that, in theory, should not exist. Can you provide any more detail about your coin?
There was no States of Jersey 1930 One Twelfth of a Shilling coin minted.
Such a coin does not exist. The first British One Shilling coins were introduced into the currency around 1550.
There were no States of Jersey One Twelfth of a Shilling coin issued from 1895 to 1908 inclusive.
It could be a coin of almost any denomination from any one of the more than 50 countries of the British Commonwealth.
You do not specify a denomination or a country. The coin could be from any one of the British Empire countries issuing coins at that time.
The Australian One Shilling coin was replaced by a 10 cent coin in 1966 at Australia's conversion to decimal currency. The way currency and personal finances are currently heading in the early 21st century, there is not not much likelihood that Australia will reintroduce a One Shilling coin in 9411.
The Spanish have never produced a Sixpence coin. The Sixpence coin was unique to the currencies of the British Empire/Commonwealth countries, and in 1965, could have been issued by, or on behalf of any one of over 30 countries, territories, dominions or colonies.
The English do not produce a coin known as a "quarter". Perhaps you refer to a British "Shilling" being approximately the same diameter as a US "Quarter". The 1958 British Shilling comes in two varieties. Both feature Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse, the difference is on the reverse. The "English" reverse shows a crowned shield with three lions. The "Scottish" reverse shows a crowned shield with a rampant lion. Both coins have FID DEF and ONE SHILLING inscribed on the reverse. See the related question at the link below.
The Royal Mint did not issue any coins called a Quarter-Shilling, but a quarter of a Shilling was a Threepence, a coin that was issued for hundreds of years. The Bailiwick of Jersey, one of the Channel Islands, issued a "One Fourth of a Shilling" coin variously from 1957 to 1966.
The British One Shilling coin was last minted for circulation in 1966. After decimalisation in 1971, the Shilling became the equivalent of a 5 Pence coin and co-circulated with the Shilling until it was officially demonetised in 1991.
Depends on the date and condition.
Such a coin does not exist.
That description fits four different coins plus variants. Please give a date and a description of the design.
Such a coin does not exist. In 1909, the only coins issued by the States of Jersey were the One Twelfth of a Shilling and the One Twenty-fourth of a Shilling coins.
"Victoria dei gra britt regina fid def ind imp" appears in one form or another on all British coins issued during Queen Victorias reign. Sometimes half of the legend appears on the reverse of the coin. The "IND IMP" was added to coins around 1893 when India became part of the British Empire. What does your coin appear to be made from? Are there any dates on it? What is the diameter of the coin? What are the three initials? Does the side with the initials have anything on it other than the initials? It is possible that your coin is a military medal, a medallion or a token.
The States of Jersey, Island of Jersey, Bailiwick of Jersey One Twelfth of a Shilling coin was issued variously from 1877 to 1966. As the name of the coin suggests, it is One Twelfth of a Shilling, or a Penny. The collector value of any of these coins would depend on the year and the condition.
There were twenty shillings in one pound with twelve pennies (old currency) in a shilling. After decimalisation the shilling became the 5p coin.
No. A farthing was a small British copper or bronze coin valued at one quarter of a Penny. A Shilling was a silver coin equal to 12 Pence.