I had a great time with goodies popping up at regular intervals keeping the interest high. The best items of the day were all silver.
1851 Gothic Florin , 1934 NZ shilling, 1838 silver snuff box, .925 ring with plum coloured stone and a Takapuna Grammar School lapel badge. With good goldies as well you won't be surprised that I am a happy camper again.
I thought the pendant with charms was silver at first but alas no. I suppose the big clue there had to be that it was in the same hole as the plastic heart. :-) I have decided the oval thing in the middle is a Carbonette.
Wikipedia says -
In 1851, the English florin was redesigned in a most unusual way. The diameter was increased to 30 millimetres, and all the lettering on the coin was in Gothic script, resulting in it being known as the Gothic florin. The date was rendered in Roman numerals. The inscription on the obverse read (e.g.) victoria d g britt reg f d mdcccli ( F D – Fidei Defensor, defender of faith), while the reverse read one florin one tenth of a pound. The Gothic Florin was produced each year until 1887 (mdccclxxxvii).
Well it is very worn on both sides - but still an 1871 florin.