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1 Florin - George V Opening of (Old) Parliament House

1 Florin - George V (Opening of (Old) Parliament House) -  obverse1 Florin - George V (Opening of (Old) Parliament House) -  reverse

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Features

Country Australia
King George V (1910-1936)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 1927
Value 1 Florin = 2 Shillings (0.1)
Currency Pound (1910-1966)
Composition Silver (.925)
Weight 11.31 g
Diameter 28.5 mm
Thickness 2.3 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 31
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Michael, Thomas & Tracy L. Schmidt; 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Michael, Thomas (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.

Commemorative issue

Opening of (Old) Parliament House

Obverse

Shortened version of the crowned and robed bust of George V facing left

Lettering: GEORGIVS V D:G: BRITT: OMN: REX F.D.IND:IMP:

Translation: George V by the Grace of God, King of all the British territories, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India

Engraver: Edgar Bertram MacKennal

Sir Edgar Bertram Mackennal, KCVO, usually known as Bertram Mackennal, was an Australian sculptor, most famous for designing the coinage and stamps bearing the likeness of King George V. Signature: "BM".

Reverse

Parliament House within an oval frame set above crossed scepters. Superimposed on the scepters is a raised oval with the date 1927 incuse

Lettering:
PARLIAMENT · HOUSE · AUSTRALIA
1927
· ONE · FLORIN ·
K· G·

Engraver: George Kruger Gray

George Kruger Gray was an English artist, best remembered for his designs of coinage and stained glass windows.

Edge

Milled

Mint

Royal Mint, Melbourne, Australia (1872-1969)

Comments

This coin was struck to commemorate the opening of the new Parliament House in Canberra in 1927. 2,000,000 were struck and were first issued on 09 May 1927. It features a front view of the original Parliament House.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1927  2,000,000 10.75 12.82 15.24 21.82 22.42 98% Circulation
1927  400 2% Proof

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