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One of the more popular of the pre-decimal coin denominations, the florin series is widely collected. The 1932 florin is the scarcest in the series, closely followed by 1914 H and 1915. The latter two are very rare in higher grades. Other scarce dates in higher grades are 1910, 1914, 1926, 1927 and 1939. As with most Australian silver coins struck that year, the 1922 florin is usually found weakly struck.

The relatively large size and weight of the florin, combined with prominent unprotected fields in the design, make the coin susceptible to bagmarks, nicks and scratches in the manufacturing process before the coins even reached circulation.

King Edward VII

The first Australian silver florins were struck in sterling silver (92.5% silver, 7.5% copper) dated 1910 from the London Mint and do not feature a mintmark.

King George V

Also struck in London between 1911 and 1915, these did not carry a mintmark. Some 1914 and 1915 florins were also struck with a “H” for Heaton, Birmingham England. From 1916 to 1936, silver florins were struck at the Melbourne and Sydney mints with some of these featuring an “M” for Melbourne mintmark.

In 1927, Australia’s first commemorative coin was issued featuring the opening of Parliament House in Canberra. The second commemorative struck in 1934/5 was issued for the centenary of Melbourne, Victoria.

King George VI

During the years 1937-1941, Melbourne solely struck florins. In the years 1942, 1943 and 1944, the Melbourne Mint and the United States of America Mint of San Francisco ("S" mintmark) issued florins. From 1945 to 1952, Melbourne was the only mint to strike florins. In 1951, Australia's third commemorative was issued to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Australian federation.

Queen Elizabeth II

Commencing with 1953 through to the final date of 1963, Australian florins were exclusively struck by the Melbourne Mint. During 1954, the Royal Visit to Australia by Queen Elizabeth II occurred and a florin was struck featuring a lion and kangaroo.

Years Not Struck

1929, 1930, 1948, 1949 and 1955.

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SOLD Australian (1939-45) Internment Camps 2 Shilling. Central hole...

$1,200.00 inc GST

Australian 1947 Florin with 5% mistrike, resulting in a 3mm high reverse...

$150.00 inc GST

1913 London Silver Florin. Washed, scratches, near Very Fine condition.

$150.00 inc GST

1914 Heaton, Birmingham Silver Florin. Very Fine+ condition.

$950.00 inc GST

1915 London Silver Florin. Obverse scratches near Very Fine condition.

$500.00 inc GST

Light tone, Lustrous nUNC (Catalogue Value $3400-nUNC)

$3,000.00 inc GST

1921 Melbourne Silver Florin. Light tone, Lustrous near Uncirculated.

$3,000.00 inc GST

1924 Melbourne Silver Florin. Short bar on "4" weakly struck obverse &...

$1,750.00 inc GST

1924 Melbourne Silver Florin. Very Fine/Very Fine+ condition.

$300.00 inc GST

1927 Parliament House Silver Florin. Australia's first commemorative coin, ...

$15.00 inc GST

1927 Parliament House Silver Florin.3 Steps, Lustrous Uncirculated

$250.00 inc GST

SOLD Struck by the Melbourne Mint, Victoria for the opening of Parliament...

$25,000.00 inc GST

1932 Melbourne Silver Florin. FINE/near Very Fine condition.

$500.00 inc GST

1932 Melbourne Silver Florin. nFINE/FINE condition.

$375.00 inc GST

1932 Melbourne Silver Florin. Very Good condition. Struck during the...

$275.00 inc GST

SOLD This coin was issued in 1935 to commemorate the centenary of the...

$700.00 inc GST

Lustrous Uncirculated (Catalogue Value $1700-Ch.UNC)

$1,050.00 inc GST

1936 Melbourne Silver Florin. Light tone, Lustrous Uncirculated condition.

$400.00 inc GST

Scarce Date. 1939 Melbourne Silver Florin. Lustrous near uncirculated...

$1,000.00 inc GST

Lustrous Uncirculated (Catalogue Value $200-UNC)

$175.00 inc GST

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