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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1907 Great Britain British Shilling Silver Coin Beautiful Patina Edward Vii1907 Great Britain British Shilling Silver Coin Beautiful Patina Edward Vii $69.99 United Kingdom Classic Shilling Pendant on a 30" .925 Sterling Silver ChainUnited Kingdom Classic Shilling Pendant on a 30" .925 Sterling Silver Chain $39.99
Great Britain : 1932 1 Sh. Xf-Au #833 Ir2659Great Britain : 1932 1 Sh. Xf-Au #833 Ir2659 $9.99 Great Britain : 1915 1 Sh. Xf-Au # 816 Ir2651Great Britain : 1915 1 Sh. Xf-Au # 816 Ir2651 $23.00
1963 English Crown Lion Shilling Pendant on 30" 925 Sterling Silver Snake Chain1963 English Crown Lion Shilling Pendant on 30" 925 Sterling Silver Snake Chain $35.99 1922 Uk/Gb Shilling, Great Price!1922 Uk/Gb Shilling, Great Price! $6.95
1899 Great Britain 1 Shilling, .925 Silver Coins, Fine Condition, Pc261899 Great Britain 1 Shilling, .925 Silver Coins, Fine Condition, Pc26 $20.95 Very Nice 1928 Great Britain 1 One Shilling Silver Coin-Jan43Very Nice 1928 Great Britain 1 One Shilling Silver Coin-Jan43 $5.99 Was: $9.99
Great Britain 1 One Shilling 1942 *Xf* Silver 0.500 5.6552 gr Km#853 Coin- #92!Great Britain 1 One Shilling 1942 *Xf* Silver 0.500 5.6552 gr Km#853 Coin- #92! $9.90 1953 Great Britain 1 Shilling Lot#6027 High Grade! Beautiful!1953 Great Britain 1 Shilling Lot#6027 High Grade! Beautiful! $5.00
1947 Great Britain One Shilling King George Vi1947 Great Britain One Shilling King George Vi $5.50 Great Britain 1893 1 Shilling Silver foreign coinGreat Britain 1893 1 Shilling Silver foreign coin $34.99
William & Mary One Shilling 1693 Light Scratches, CleanedWilliam & Mary One Shilling 1693 Light Scratches, Cleaned $220.00 Great Britain : 1932 1 Sh. Ch.Xf # 833 Ir2658Great Britain : 1932 1 Sh. Ch.Xf # 833 Ir2658 $9.00
Qe2 Scottish Shillings Shilling 1953 To 1967 Pre Decimal British Coin 5p VgcQe2 Scottish Shillings Shilling 1953 To 1967 Pre Decimal British Coin 5p Vgc $3.92 Lot Of (6) Old Great Britain Shillings: 1921, 1931, 1941,1948, 1948, 1949, 1965Lot Of (6) Old Great Britain Shillings: 1921, 1931, 1941,1948, 1948, 1949, 1965 $40.59 Was: $69.99
Very Nice 1894 Great Britain 1 Florin / 2 Shilling Silver Coin-May166Very Nice 1894 Great Britain 1 Florin / 2 Shilling Silver Coin-May166 $23.99 Was: $39.99 Great Britain : 1896 1 Sh. Vf-Xf #780 Ir2648Great Britain : 1896 1 Sh. Vf-Xf #780 Ir2648 $19.00
Great Britain : 1912 1 Sh. Vf-Xf #816 Ir2650Great Britain : 1912 1 Sh. Vf-Xf #816 Ir2650 $12.00 [#72728] Grande Bretagne, Victoria, Shilling 1887, Pcgs Au58, Km 761[#72728] Grande Bretagne, Victoria, Shilling 1887, Pcgs Au58, Km 761 $99.00
1953-2003 United Kingdom Coronation Anniversary Collection1953-2003 United Kingdom Coronation Anniversary Collection $69.99 Up for Sale one Rare 1747 Great Britain 1 Shilling Ngc Graded Au DetailsUp for Sale one Rare 1747 Great Britain 1 Shilling Ngc Graded Au Details $850.00
Great Britain : 1838 1 Sh. Vg-F #734.1 Ir2657Great Britain : 1838 1 Sh. Vg-F #734.1 Ir2657 $7.00 Very Nice Details Better Date 1924 Great Britain 1 One Shilling Silver CoinVery Nice Details Better Date 1924 Great Britain 1 One Shilling Silver Coin $7.79 Was: $12.99
Great Britain : 1936 1 Sh. Xf-Au Ir2661Great Britain : 1936 1 Sh. Xf-Au Ir2661 $8.50 Great Britain 34 Shillings coins with a holder lot G209Great Britain 34 Shillings coins with a holder lot G209 $7.85
1836 Nice Km-734.4 Great Britain One Shilling1836 Nice Km-734.4 Great Britain One Shilling $45.00 1889 Great Britain U.K. Silver Shilling Coin1889 Great Britain U.K. Silver Shilling Coin $55.00
A Vintage 1922 Great Britain 1 One Shilling Silver Coin-Jan704A Vintage 1922 Great Britain 1 One Shilling Silver Coin-Jan704 $4.79 Was: $7.99 1965 Great Britain 1 Shilling Lot#X21041965 Great Britain 1 Shilling Lot#X2104 $5.00
Great Britain : 1937 1 Sh. Ch.Au Toned # 853 Ir2653Great Britain : 1937 1 Sh. Ch.Au Toned # 853 Ir2653 $9.99 British Silver Shilling - 1930 - King George V - $1 Unlimited ShippingBritish Silver Shilling - 1930 - King George V - $1 Unlimited Shipping $4.75
Great Britain : 1921 1 Sh. Au Toning #816a Ir2654Great Britain : 1921 1 Sh. Au Toning #816a Ir2654 $40.00 [#44124] Grande Bretagne, Victoria, Shilling 1897, Km 780, Km 780[#44124] Grande Bretagne, Victoria, Shilling 1897, Km 780, Km 780 $15.00
Great Britain : 1944 1 Sh. Ch.Au # 853 Ir2656Great Britain : 1944 1 Sh. Ch.Au # 853 Ir2656 $7.50 1836 Great Britain Sterling Silver Shilling Km713 Scarce Date1836 Great Britain Sterling Silver Shilling Km713 Scarce Date $18.00
Very Nice High Grade 1942 Great Britain One Shilling Silver Coin-Apr456Very Nice High Grade 1942 Great Britain One Shilling Silver Coin-Apr456 $7.19 Was: $11.99 Very Nice Better Date 1890 Great Britain 1 One Shilling Silver Coin-Feb328Very Nice Better Date 1890 Great Britain 1 One Shilling Silver Coin-Feb328 $16.19 Was: $26.99
2002-2003 United Kingdom Royal Celebration Silver Proof Set2002-2003 United Kingdom Royal Celebration Silver Proof Set $59.99 1956- 1 Shilling /uk1956- 1 Shilling /uk $0.76
Great Britain : 1953 1 Sh. Gem Bu #891 Ir2660Great Britain : 1953 1 Sh. Gem Bu #891 Ir2660 $20.00 Great Britain 1 Shilling 1944 King George Vi Silver Coin As Shown X10Great Britain 1 Shilling 1944 King George Vi Silver Coin As Shown X10 $3.99
Very Nice High Grade 1917 Great Britain One Shilling Silver Coin-May149Very Nice High Grade 1917 Great Britain One Shilling Silver Coin-May149 $19.79 Was: $32.99 Great Britain : 1917 1 Sh. Au Some Toning # 816 Ir2652Great Britain : 1917 1 Sh. Au Some Toning # 816 Ir2652 $45.00
Europe Great Britain lot 6 Pence-1 Shilling 1940-1944 silver unknownEurope Great Britain lot 6 Pence-1 Shilling 1940-1944 silver unknown $14.99 1954 Great Britain 1 Shilling Lot#X2103 High Grade! Beautiful!1954 Great Britain 1 Shilling Lot#X2103 High Grade! Beautiful! $7.00
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