1 Florin - George VI

1 Florin - George VI -  obverse1 Florin - George VI -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Issuer Australia
King George VI (1936-1952)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1946-1947
Value 1 Florin = 2 Shillings (0.1)
Currency Pound (1910-1966)
Composition Silver (.500)
Weight 11.31 g
Diameter 28.5 mm
Thickness 2.3 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 21633
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References KM# 40a
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.

Obverse

Portrait of King George VI facing left

Lettering:
GEORGIVS VI D:G:BR:OMN:REX F:D:IND:IMP.
HP

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

Designer: 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

Coat of arms

Lettering:
FLORIN
K·G
1946
AUSTRALIA

Designer: George Kruger Gray

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

Edge

Reeded

1 Florin - George VI -  obverse

Mint

Royal Mint, Melbourne, Australia (1872-1969)

Comments

0.1818 oz ASW

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1946  22 154 000 $ 4.83 $ 3.41 $ 5.26 $ 8.18 $ 8.03 53% Circulation
1946  0.4% Proof
1947  39 292 000 $ 4.19 $ 3.62 $ 4.68 $ 6.45 $ 8.57 66% Circulation
1947  1.5% Proof

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