1 Florin - Edward VIII Pattern
|King||Edward VIII (1936)|
|Value||1 Florin (0.1)|
|Orientation||Medal alignment ↑↑|
Machined off, originally had the portrait of King Edward VIII
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.
Engraver: George Edgar Kruger Gray
MintRoyal Mint, London, United Kingdom
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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