1920s Florin Sketch Greeting Card | Royal Mint

1920s Florin Sketch Greeting Card

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  • Product code: GF00FSGC

1920s Florin Sketch Greeting Card

Don’t you just hate it when you forget the card!

Now there’s no reason with the beautiful Florin greetings card. Left blank for your own message, this card has taken its design from an original drawing produced by Edward Carter Preston as an entry to a competition initiated in 1923 to improve the aesthetic quality of the coinage which at the time was considered poor.

It is a traditional heraldic design – heraldic reverses have formed the basis for British coinage for centuries and whilst this design was not ultimately selected it is important in the history of coin design in that it was the first time that Wales was incorporated as a separate emblem with the Welsh plumes.

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