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.
According to prices on ebay, they are worth no more than $50.00 in U.S. currency. The condition of the coin makes a difference in its value.
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
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.
Depends on the date and condition.
Such a coin does not exist.