This money format was borrowed in other countries and the word florin was used, for example, in relation to the Dutch guilder (abbreviated to Fl) as well as the coin first issued in 1344 by Edward III of England – then valued at six shillings, composed of 108 grains (6.99828 grams) of gold with a purity of 23 carats and 31⁄2 grains (or 237⁄8 carats) – and more recently relating to a British pre-decimal silver coin (later nickel silver) also known as a two shilling 'bit' (abbreviation 2/-) worth 24 pence or one-tenth of a pound.
- John S. Dye (1883). Dye's coin encyclopædia: a complete illustrated history of the coins of the world .... Bradley & company. p. 761. Retrieved 22 February 2012.
- Palgrave, Sir Robert Harry Inglis (1912). Dictionary of political economy. Macmillan and Co. p. 82. Retrieved 22 February 2012.