florin

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florin

1. a former British coin, originally silver and later cupronickel, equivalent to ten (new) pence
2. the standard monetary unit of Aruba, divided into 100 cents
3. (formerly) another name for guilder

Florin

 

(1) A gold coin minted in Florence from 1252 to 1533, which later circulated in a number of European countries, including England and France. The florin weighed approximately 3.5 g.

(2) A silver coin minted in Florence in the late 12th and 13th centuries and weighing about 1.8 g.

(3) A silver coin issued in the mid-19th century in Great Britain; it weighed about 11.3 g and was valued at two shillings.

(4) An alternative name for the Dutch gulden and the Italian ducat.