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Coin: Florin 1927
Description

A silver coin (28 mm diameter with milled edge) featuring a crowned and robed bust of George V facing left; around, GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP: ; below bust in small lettering the artist's initials B.M.

The reverse features the Ensigns Armorial of the Commonwealth of Australia, as authorised by Royal Warrant 7th May 1908 - composed of a simple shield enclosing a cross of Saint George on which are five six-pointed stars, around the outside of which are six small escutcheons, i.e., small shields. The shield is supported by a kangaroo and an emu standing on a grassy mound. Above the shield a crest, the seven-pointed star of Federation on a wreath. Below on a ribbon the motto ADVANCE AUSTRALIA is inscribed.

Around above, ONE FLORIN - TWO SHILLINGS and below, between arrow heads, the date, 1927.

CountryAustralia CurrencyAustralian Pound
Face value2 (x Shilling) TypeFlorin - 1908 Coat of Arms
Year1927 CurrentNo (demonetised 1966)
Mintage1,420,970 (1.4 million)
Mints
NameMintageMint mark
Melbourne Mint 1,420,970 (1.4 million) No mint mark
Material0.925 Silver DesignerWilliam Henry James Blakemore
MonarchKing George V EffigyPortrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust)
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)28.5000 Thickness (mm)2.5000
Mass (g)11.3100
Obverse

Crowned and robed bust of George V facing left; around, GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP: ; below bust in small lettering the artist's initials B.M.

Obverse inscription GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Reverse

At centre, simple shield enclosing a cross of Saint George on which are five six-pointed stars, around the outside of which are six small escutcheons, i.e., small shields. The shield is supported by a kangaroo and an emu standing on a grassy mound.

Above the shield a crest, the seven-pointed star of Federation on a wreath and on a ribbon at the base the motto ADVANCE AUSTRALIA is inscribed; around above, ONE FLORIN - TWO SHILLINGS; below, between arrow heads, the date, 1927.

Reverse inscription

ONE FLORIN - TWO SHILLINGS 1927 ADVANCE AUSTRALIA

EdgeMilled Edge inscription

None

Notes

Various mintages are reported:
The Australian Coin Chart 1965 and Renniks 1965 list mintage of 3,429,970.
Krause catalogues list circulation mintage of 3,420,000 plus 50 proofs.

The Standard Australian Catalogue 1966 has 1,420,970 and 2,000,000 for the Canberra Commemorative Florin of the same year. We have decided to go with these figures, since it seems that the 3,429,970 figure erroneously combines both. Another clue is that prices for 1927 florins tend to be higher than those of 1928 florins even though the "official" mintage of the former is higher.

Florin 1927: Known varieties
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Proof 50
Florin 1927: Photos
Florin 1927: Photo Australia 1927 florin KM-27
Australia 1927 florin KM-27
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Florin 1927: Photo Coin - Florin (2 Shillings), Australia, 1927
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Florin 1927: Photo Coin - Florin (2 Shillings), Australia, 1927
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Florin 1927: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsAustralia KM# 27
Renniks, Australian Coin and Banknote ValuesF22
Australian Coin ChartF20
Florin 1927: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Museum Victoria Collections 2016 Coin description link
Renniks, Australian Coin and Banknote Values 1965 Mint
The Standard Australian Coin Catalogue 1966 Mintage
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Mintage Proof mintage
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Varieties Proof
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Florin 1927: Links to sites that (may) sell similar coins
1927(m) George V Australian Silver Florin - Silveragecoins.com
Florin 1927: Some useful external links
Cruzi's Coins: Australian Florins: 1927 Australian Silver Florin Australia 1927 florin KM-27 - CoinFactsWiki
Museum Victoria Collections: Coin - Florin (2 Shillings), Australia, 1927 TDK Australian Pre-Decimal Coins: 1927 Australian Florin
List of all (52) coins of type: Australia / Florin
Florin 1910 Florin 1911 Florin 1912 Florin 1913 Florin 1914 Florin 1915
Florin 1916 Florin 1917 Florin 1918 Florin 1919 Florin 1920 (pattern) Florin 1921
Florin 1922 Florin 1923 Florin 1924 Florin 1925 Florin 1926 Florin 1927
Florin 1927 Parliament House Florin 1928 Florin 1931 Florin 1932 Florin 1933 Florin 1934
Florin 1934-1935 Centenary of Victoria Florin 1935 Florin 1936 Florin 1937 (pattern) Florin 1938 Florin 1939
Florin 1940 Florin 1941 Florin 1942 Florin 1943 Florin 1944 Florin 1945
Florin 1946 Florin 1947 Florin 1951 Florin 1951 Federation Jubilee Florin 1952 Florin 1953
Florin 1954 Florin 1954 Royal Visit Florin 1956 Florin 1957 Florin 1958 Florin 1959
Florin 1960 Florin 1961 Florin 1962 Florin 1963