1 Florin - George V Victoria and Melbourne Centenary
|Value||1 Florin = 2 Shillings (0.1)|
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Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
100th Anniversary of Victoria and Melbourne
Crowned and robed bust of George V facing left
Lettering: GEORGE V KING EMPEROR
Naked rider advancing to the left holding a flaming torch aloft
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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