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1 Florin - Elizabeth II Royal Visit

1 Florin - Elizabeth II (Royal Visit) -  obverse 1 Florin - Elizabeth II (Royal Visit) -  reverse

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Features

Country Australia
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 1954
Value 1 Florin = 2 Shillings (0.1)
Composition Silver (.500)
Weight 11.31 g
Diameter 28.50 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 55, Schön# 42
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Commemorative issue

Royal Visit of Elizabeth II

Obverse

1st portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing a laurel

Lettering: + ELIZABETH·II·DEI·GRATIA·REGINA·F:D:

Translation: Elizabeth II by the Grace of God, Queen, Defender of the Faith

Engraver: Mary Gillick

Mary Gillick was a sculptor best known for her effigy of Elizabeth II used on coinage in the United Kingdom and elsewhere from 1953 to 1970.

Reverse

A lion and a kangaroo standing together on a curved ground line facing right.

Lettering:
AUSTRALIA FLORIN
1954

Engraver: William Leslie Bowles

William Leslie Bowles (26 February 1885 at Leichhardt, Sydney, Australia – 21 February 1954 at Frankston, Victoria) was an Australian sculptor and medallist. He is known for his reverse design of the 1951 Australian Florin to commemorate the 50 Years of the Commonwealth of Australia.

Edge

Milled

Comments

After much heated discussion the titles F:D:, removed at the start of the new reign, were returned to the obverse legend on the Royal visit florin in 1954. They were also returned to the regular coinage from 1955.

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1954  4,000,000 3.90 4.03 9.75 7.39 16.83
1954  Proof

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