And the time will come to consolidate the authority at the international level, not only with the help of weapons. One of the successful methods aimed at establishing the influence of the English crown in Europe is monetary policy. In 1343, England resumed the minting of gold coins, which meet the ever-increasing needs of international trade. This step strengthens the position of the English hard coin, because now it is minted from pure gold, and trading with England becomes prestigious and profitable.
Well aware of this, Edward III issues a series of gold coins in honor of himself, the beloved, of course. For six months, starting from January to July 1343, three gold coins came into circulation - a florin, half a florin and a quarter of a florin. The design was copied from the French-war by war, but the family ties also made themselves felt (Edward III was a relative of the French kings on his mother's side). And the French, in turn, copied the appearance of the original-the Florentine gold coin, which was first minted in Florence.