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1 Florin - George VI 50 Years of Federation; Pattern

1 Florin - George VI (50 Years of Federation; Pattern) -  obverse 1 Florin - George VI (50 Years of Federation; Pattern) -  reverse

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Features

Country Australia
Type Pattern
Year 1951
Value Florin = 2 Shillings (0.1)
Metal Cupro-nickel
Weight 11.217 g
Diameter 28 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized yes

Commemorative issue

50th Anniversary of Federation

Obverse

Portrait of King George VI facing left

Lettering:
GEORGIVS VI D:G:BR:OMN:REX FIDEI DEF.
HP

Engraver: Thomas Humphrey Paget

Thomas Humphrey Paget OBE was an English medal and coin designer and modeller. Paget's designs are indicated by the initials 'HP'. Paget was first approached by the Royal Mint in 1936 after the accession of King Edward VIII. Paget's recommendation had come via his earlier design for the obverse of a medal featuring the then-Prince of Wales.

Reverse

A scepter and sword crossing below a crown and above the Federation Star with the stars of the Southern Cross around

Lettering:
AUSTRALIA
1901 1951
FLO*RIN

Engraver: William Leslie Bowles

William Leslie Bowles (26 February 1885 at Leichhardt, Sydney, Australia – 21 February 1954 at Frankston, Victoria) was an Australian sculptor and medallist. He is known for his reverse design of the 1951 Australian Florin to commemorate the 50 Years of the Commonwealth of Australia.

Edge

Fine milling

Comments

A pattern for the coin proposed to be issued to mark the fiftieth anniversary of Federation, 1901 - 1951. It was struck in London where the dies were prepared and struck with the standard fine British milling on a cupro-nickel blank.

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1 Florin - George VI (50 Years of Federation; Pattern)