Shillings

Shillings

The Shilling was introduced in 1502 by Henry VII and was known as a testoon. It is especially interesting to numismatists and historians as it was the first coin to bear a real portrait of the monarch rather than a representation.
The frequent debasement of these coins meant that later coins contained lesser silver than earlier versions of the same value.
The slang for a shilling was a “bob.”