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1 Florin - George V Victoria and Melbourne Centenary

1 Florin - George V (Victoria and Melbourne Centenary) -  obverse1 Florin - George V (Victoria and Melbourne Centenary) -  reverse

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Features

Country Australia
King George V (1910-1936)
Type Non-circulating coin
Years 1934-1935
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# 33
  • 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

100th Anniversary of Victoria and Melbourne

Obverse

Crowned and robed bust of George V facing left

Lettering: GEORGE V KING EMPEROR

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.

Reverse

Naked rider advancing to the left holding a flaming torch aloft

Lettering:
CENTENARY·VICTORIA·MELBOURNE·1934-35·
KG
FLORIN

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

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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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
ND (1934-1935)  5% Specimen
ND (1934-1935)  54,000 216.59 348.69 95% UNC

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