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1 Florin - Edward VIII Pattern

1 Florin - Edward VIII (Pattern) -  obverse1 Florin - Edward VIII (Pattern) -  reverse

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Features

Country Australia
King Edward VIII (1936)
Type Pattern
Year 1937
Value 1 Florin (0.1)
Currency Pound (1910-1966)
Composition Silver (.925)
Weight 10.703 g
Diameter 28.6 mm
Thickness 2.3 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes

Obverse

Machined off, originally had the portrait of King Edward VIII

Reverse

Based on the arms of the Commonwealth of Australia, as authorised by Royal Warrant 19 September 1912 - composed of a shield divided into six parts, each containing a representation of the badge of a State (although that of South Australia is depicted as three sheaves of wheat above a rising sun instread of the authorised Piping Shrike). The shield is supported by a kangaroo and an emu standing on a grassy mound accompanied by small branches of wattle. Above the shield is a crown instead of the Federation star.

Lettering:
FLORIN
K·G
1937
AUSTRALIA

Engraver: George Edgar Kruger Gray

Edge

Milled

Mint

Royal Mint, London, United Kingdom

Comments

The 1937 Florin coin was a pattern which was never released. The existing coins are all uniface. It is thought that had the effigy and legend of Edward VIII which were then machined off to leave the obverse blank.

According to Remick's Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1649 - 1971, "10 to 15 are known".

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
1937  15 Pattern

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