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Coin: Florin 1927 Parliament House
Description

A silver coin (28 mm diameter with milled edge) featuring a shortened version of the crowned and robed bust of George V facing left; around, GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP: . The reverse features the original Parliament House within an oval frame set above crossed sceptres. Superimposed on the sceptres is a raised oval with the date 1927 incuse; around above, PARLIAMENT HOUSE AUSTRALIA around below, . ONE FLORIN .

This coin was struck to commemorate the opening of the new Parliament House in Canberra in 1927. 2,000,000 were struck and were first issued on 09 May 1927.

The coins were extensively saved by people at the time and are today much more available than the regular issue of 1927.

CountryAustralia CurrencyAustralian Pound
Face value2 (x Shilling) TypeFlorin 1927 - Parliament House
Year1927 CurrentNo (demonetised 1966)
Mintage2,000,400 (2.0 million)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Melbourne Mint No mint mark 2,000,400 (2.0 million)
Material0.925 Silver DesignerGeorge Kruger Gray
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

Shortened version of the crowned and robed bust of George V facing left; around, GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP: .

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

Parliament House within an oval frame set above crossed sceptres. Superimposed on the sceptres is a raised oval with the date 1927 incuse; around above, PARLIAMENT HOUSE AUSTRALIA around below, . ONE FLORIN .

Reverse inscriptionPARLIAMENT HOUSE AUSTRALIA ONE FLORIN 1927
EdgeMilled Edge inscriptionNone
Florin 1927 Parliament House: Known varieties
VarietyMintageDetails
Proof 400 (included in main number) (hover mouse for text)
Uniface pattern unknown (hover mouse for text)
Florin 1927 Parliament House: Photos
Florin 1927 Parliament House: Photo Proof Coin - Florin (2 Shillings), Opening of Parliament House, Canberra Florin, Australia, 1927
Proof Coin - Florin (2 Shillings), Opening of Parliament House, Canberra Florin, Australia, 1927
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Florin 1927 Parliament House: Photo Proof Coin - Florin (2 Shillings), Opening of Parliament House, Canberra Florin, Australia, 1927
Proof Coin - Florin (2 Shillings), Opening of Parliament House, Canberra Florin, Australia, 1927
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Florin 1927 Parliament House: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsAustralia KM# 31
Renniks, Australian Coin and Banknote ValuesJ1
Australian Coin ChartF21
Florin 1927 Parliament House: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Museums Victoria Collections 2016 Coin description link
Renniks, Australian Coin and Banknote Values 1965 Mint
Renniks, Australian Coin and Banknote Values 1965 Mintage
Australian Coin Chart 1965 Mintage
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins 2001 Mintage Proof mintage
Museums Victoria Collections 2016 Varieties link Proof
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Varieties Proof
McDonald, Australian Coins and Banknotes Varieties Uniface pattern
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Florin 1927 Parliament House: Links to sites that (may) sell similar coins
1927(m) George V Australian Silver Florin (Parliament) - Silveragecoins.com
Florin 1927 Parliament House: Some useful external links
Cruzi's Coins: Australian Florins: 1927 Opening of the First Parliament House, Canberra Australia 1927 florin KM-31 - CoinFactsWiki
Coinworks: Mystery of the 1927 Canberra Florin Museums Victoria: Proof Coin - Florin (2 Shillings), Opening of Parliament House Canberr
TDK Australian Pre-Decimal Coins: 1927 Parliament House, Canberra commemorative Australian Florin
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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