1 Florin - George V Victoria and Melbourne Centenary

1 Florin - George V (Victoria and Melbourne Centenary) -  obverse 1 Florin - George V (Victoria and Melbourne Centenary) -  reverse

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Country Australia
Type Non circulating coin
Years 1934-1935
Value 1 Florin = 2 Shillings (0.1)
Metal Silver (.925)
Weight 11.31 g
Diameter 28.50 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 33
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

100th Anniversary of Victoria and Melbourne


Crowned and robed bust of George V facing left


Engraver: Percy Metcalfe

Percy Metcalfe, CVO, RDI, was an English artist sculptor and designer. He is recognised mostly for his coin designs and his contribution to the Ashtead Pottery Collection.


Naked rider advancing to the left holding a flaming torch aloft


Engraver: George Kruger Gray

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




Issued to commemorate the hundredth anniversary of Victoria (1834) and the foundation of Melbourne (1935). The coins were sold at a premium of one shilling to help finance the celebrations. 75,000 were struck, but at the end of the event 21,000 remained unsold and were melted. It features the centenary logo of an equestrian figure, slightly modified to fit the circular format of a coin (the logo was set in an oval).

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (1934-1935)  Specimen
ND (1934-1935)  54,000 UNC

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1 Florin - George V (Victoria and Melbourne Centenary)