The Bob UK One Shilling

The 'Bob' Coin - English One Shilling

Just like how you might have nicknames for your children or closest friends, there are several pre-decimal coins from across the globe which also go by special names.

And today, you can secure one of Britain’s favourite pre-decimal coins: the English Shilling, also known as the ‘Bob’ coin.

Although it’s uncertain where this name came from, many believe that it is linked to the set of changes rung on church bells – also known as ‘Bob’. This seems likely considering the word ‘Shilling’ is derived from the German word ‘skell’ – translated as ‘ring’.

Here’s why you need it for your collection:

  • Your coin is housed in a tamperproof capsule with vibrant packaging that reveals the story behind the coin’s unusual nickname.
  • Over 200 years of history - first issued in 1801 under the reign of King George III
  • Only a limited number available for Westminster Collectors

Click 'add to basket' to secure the sought-after ‘Bob’ coin before it’s too late.

Or, if you would prefer to own the ‘Bob’ coin by joining the Nickname Coin subscription with an exclusive introductory offer, you can secure it by clicking here >>

Order Ref 185/253U/0


  • Country of Issue: UK
  • Years of Issue: 1801-1966
  • Diameter: 23.6mm
  • Weight: 5.66g
  • Denomination: One Shilling

Numismatic pieces should be owned primarily for collector interest.
The Westminster Collection does not offer them as an investment and makes no guarantees in terms of future value.

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