Originally struck more than half a century ago in 1344, the Edward III Gold Double Florin or 'Double Leopard' was at the time the first large gold coin to be issued in Britain since Anglo Saxon times. The gold Florin or Double Leopard, was only issued between January and July 1344, it was an attempt by king Edward III to produce a gold coin suitable for use in Europe as well as in England. Unfortunately the coins were underweight for their value, and were quickly withdrawn. The coin's name comes from its beautifully ornate reverse design depicting the monarch seated on a Gothic throne, flanked by two heraldic leopards.
Until recently only two examples of this coin were known to exist and they were housed at the British Museum. However in 2006 a third example of the coin was discovered by a metal detectorist. When the coin was sold at auction it set a new world record for a British coin achieving at staggering £460,000. It is one of the rarest English coins, onlythese 3 coins are known to exist, two are owned by the British Museum.
01805-312-512**14 Cent/Min. a.d. Festnetz; max. 42 Cent/Min. a.d. Mobilfunk>Jetzt anrufen oder Kontaktanfrage senden
Feel free to contact us, if you have any questions
Our friendly customer service in Worcester is looking forward to speaking to you:
+44 (0) 1905 330990 Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm
Your Windsor Mint® advantages
Trusted partner of British collectors
You will benefit from our experienced staff and international trade partners: we can offer you select rarities at especially fair prices. Look forward to interesting news and special offers, and use our personal discounts to discover new collection topics and fine rarities.
Buy with confidence 21 days right of return
If you should not like an item you receive from us: no problem at all! You only keep, what you like. You benefit from a return period of 21 days from receipt of your items. Any money paid is refunded automatically. No hassle, no questions asked.
Postage FREE for all orders over £150
Save postage cost - any order over £150 will be shipped to you absolutely FREE - we are paying the postage cost for you.
Pay in instalments INTEREST-FREE
If you order for £100 or more, for selected products you can choose between payment in instalments – Interest FREE – or payment in one amount.
Trusted Shops Reviews Toolkit: 1.1.3