1956 Elizabeth II British shilling showing English and Scottish reverses
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Shilling

The shilling (or informally: bob) was an English coin first issued in 1548 for Henry VIII, although arguably the testoon issued about 1487 for Henry VII was the first English shilling. more...

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These English issues were preceded by Scots coins, groats valued at twelvepence, issued in the reign of James III.

History

Before decimalisation in 1971, a shilling had a value of 12d (old pence), and was equal to 1/20th of a pound: there were 240 (old) pence to the pound. Post-decimalisation, "shilling" refers to the 5p coin, which is still worth 1/20th of a pound, because there are 100 new pence in a pound.

The name shilling is believed to come from the old Scandinavian word skilling, meaning a division, or a mark on a stick.

The abbreviation for shilling is "s", from the Latin solidus, the name of a Roman coin. Often it was written informally with a slash, e.g., "1/6" as 1 shilling, 6 pence or when there were no pence, with a slash then a hyphen, e.g., "11/-".

During the reign of Queen Elizabeth II shillings were minted featuring both the English "three lions", technically three leopards couchant, coat of arms, and the Scottish lion rampant coat of arms (see illustration above).

A slang name for a shilling was a "bob" (which was invariant in the plural, as in "that cost me two bob").

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Greece Cretan state 5 lepta 1900Greece Cretan state 5 lepta 1900 $39.00 1948 Uk Great Britain One Shilling Coin "Scottish Crest" Km#864 Sb33991948 Uk Great Britain One Shilling Coin "Scottish Crest" Km#864 Sb3399 $3.71
England 1603-4 King James I Shilling Old Toning Choice Fine+Vf.England 1603-4 King James I Shilling Old Toning Choice Fine+Vf. $60.00 1956 Uk Great Britain Shilling Coin "Scottish Crest" Lot of 2 Coin Km#905 Sb34871956 Uk Great Britain Shilling Coin "Scottish Crest" Lot of 2 Coin Km#905 Sb3487 $3.71
1917 Uk Great Britain One Shilling Coin Km#816 Sb33491917 Uk Great Britain One Shilling Coin Km#816 Sb3349 $18.71 1887 Great Britain 1 Shilling Ngc Ms 641887 Great Britain 1 Shilling Ngc Ms 64 $124.99
1917 Silver Great Britain 1 Shilling Coin Detail Estate Find1917 Silver Great Britain 1 Shilling Coin Detail Estate Find $3.00 England Charles I Silver Shilling Tower Mint S.2797 Hammered Medieval CoinEngland Charles I Silver Shilling Tower Mint S.2797 Hammered Medieval Coin $350.00
1949 Uk Great Britain One Shilling "Scottish Crest" Km#877 Sb33811949 Uk Great Britain One Shilling "Scottish Crest" Km#877 Sb3381 $3.71 *1 Beautiful Metal Bookmark with 1956 English Shilling**1 Beautiful Metal Bookmark with 1956 English Shilling* $9.99
1711 Great Britain Shilling, 4th Bust, Ngc Vf 351711 Great Britain Shilling, 4th Bust, Ngc Vf 35 $175.00 1948 Great Britain / Uk One Shilling Coin "English Crest" Km#863 Sb20241948 Great Britain / Uk One Shilling Coin "English Crest" Km#863 Sb2024 $8.99
Gb England 1939 silver Shilling coin Very Fine niceGb England 1939 silver Shilling coin Very Fine nice $2.99 1957 Uk Great Britain Shilling Coin "Scottish Crest" Km#905 Sb34891957 Uk Great Britain Shilling Coin "Scottish Crest" Km#905 Sb3489 $3.71
Great Britain. Silver 1 Shilling, 1941 . King George Vi.Great Britain. Silver 1 Shilling, 1941 . King George Vi. $9.99 1625-1649 Great Britain 1 Shilling ✪ Charles I ✪ Silver Hammered 186 ◢Edelmans◣1625-1649 Great Britain 1 Shilling ✪ Charles I ✪ Silver Hammered 186 ◢Edelmans◣ $65.00
Great Britain Gb Uk Km877 1950 Xf-Super Nice Vintage Old Shilling Coin Free Us SGreat Britain Gb Uk Km877 1950 Xf-Super Nice Vintage Old Shilling Coin Free Us S $6.40 Great Britain : Shilling 1953 Proof (Km 890)Great Britain : Shilling 1953 Proof (Km 890) $8.00
1723 Ssc Great Britain 1 Shilling Esc-1176 Ngc F151723 Ssc Great Britain 1 Shilling Esc-1176 Ngc F15 $225.00 English Commonwealth Penny c 1649 Ad - Cromwell - English Civil WarEnglish Commonwealth Penny c 1649 Ad - Cromwell - English Civil War $104.99
A Better Grade 1933 Great Britain One Shilling Silver Coin-May513A Better Grade 1933 Great Britain One Shilling Silver Coin-May513 $6.99 Was: $13.99 1932 Great Britain One Shilling Silver Coin1932 Great Britain One Shilling Silver Coin $11.00
1712 Great Britain 1 Shilling Esc-1159 Plumes1712 Great Britain 1 Shilling Esc-1159 Plumes $295.00 1954 Uk Great Britain One Shilling Coin "English Shield" Km#904 Sb34921954 Uk Great Britain One Shilling Coin "English Shield" Km#904 Sb3492 $3.71
England: 1932 Scarce Silver Shilling Very Fine Plus!England: 1932 Scarce Silver Shilling Very Fine Plus! $9.99 1891 Great Britain Shilling Coin Km#774 Sb27571891 Great Britain Shilling Coin Km#774 Sb2757 $18.71
$155.00 1707E Great Britain 1/2 C Ngc Holder1707E Great Britain 1/2 C Ngc Holder $350.00
Coins Great Britain, Great Britain, Georges Iv, ShillingCoins Great Britain, Great Britain, Georges Iv, Shilling $121.00 1950 Uk Great Britain One Shilling "English Crest" Km#876 Sb33801950 Uk Great Britain One Shilling "English Crest" Km#876 Sb3380 $3.71
1743 Great Britain 1 Shilling Esc-1203 Roses Ngc F121743 Great Britain 1 Shilling Esc-1203 Roses Ngc F12 $95.00 1840 Silver Shilling Great Britain Uk English Coin Yg1840 Silver Shilling Great Britain Uk English Coin Yg $39.95
Great Britain : Lot of 4 different Shilling coins 1949 - 1966Great Britain : Lot of 4 different Shilling coins 1949 - 1966 $10.00 1693 England 1 Shilling Esc-1076 Ngc F151693 England 1 Shilling Esc-1076 Ngc F15 $695.00
1956 Uk Great Britain One Shilling Coin Km#904 "High Grade" Sb34181956 Uk Great Britain One Shilling Coin Km#904 "High Grade" Sb3418 $8.96 [#72774] Grande Bretagne, Georges V, Shilling, Km 816[#72774] Grande Bretagne, Georges V, Shilling, Km 816 $46.00
Three Great Britain One Shilling Coins 1954, 1955, 1964 Lot 60Three Great Britain One Shilling Coins 1954, 1955, 1964 Lot 60 $0.99 1953 One Shilling, Great Britain , Uk1953 One Shilling, Great Britain , Uk $0.74
Great Britain 1887 Queen Victoria 1 Shilling Silver Coin - Toned UncGreat Britain 1887 Queen Victoria 1 Shilling Silver Coin - Toned Unc $145.00 Great Britain 1835 ShillingGreat Britain 1835 Shilling $56.26
1913 Great Britain Silver One Shilling King George V *76601913 Great Britain Silver One Shilling King George V *7660 $40.95 Great britain shilling 1817Great britain shilling 1817 $27.00
1819 Great Britain Silver 1 Shilling George Iii Km666 - F #01309704g1819 Great Britain Silver 1 Shilling George Iii Km666 - F #01309704g $19.50 [#405224] Grande-Bretagne, George Vi, Shilling, 1944, Non Appli
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1892 Great Britain Sterling Silver Shilling Queen Victoria Xf+ Extra Fine1892 Great Britain Sterling Silver Shilling Queen Victoria Xf+ Extra Fine $70.00 Great Britain : Silver Shilling 1933 Axf (Km 833)Great Britain : Silver Shilling 1933 Axf (Km 833) $7.00
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