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Coin: Florin 1934-1935 Centenary of Victoria
Description

Issued to commemorate the hundredth anniversary of Victoria (1834) and the foundation of Melbourne (1935). The coins were sold at a premium of one shilling to help finance the celebrations. 75,000 were struck, but at the end of the event 21,000 remained unsold and were melted.

It features the centenary logo of an equestrian figure, slightly modified to fit the circular format of a coin (the logo was set in an oval).

CountryAustralia CurrencyAustralian Pound
Face value2 (x Shilling) TypeFlorin 1934-35 - Centenary of Melbourne
Year1934 CurrentNo (demonetised 1966)
Mintage75,000 (75000)
Mints
NameMintageMint mark
Melbourne Mint 75,000 (75000) No mint mark
Material0.925 Silver DesignerGeorge Kruger Gray
MonarchKing George V EffigyPortrait by Percy Metcalfe (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, GEORGE V KING EMPEROR.

Obverse inscription GEORGE V KING EMPEROR
Reverse

Naked rider advancing to the left holding a flaming torch aloft; in exergue, .FLORIN. around, CENTENARY . VICTORIA . MELBOURNE . 1934-35.

Reverse inscription

FLORIN CENTENARY VICTORIA MELBOURNE 1934-35

EdgeMilled Edge inscription

None

Notes

Of the 75,000 struck, 21,000 remained unsold and were later returned to the Melbourne mint for re-melting, leaving a net mintage of just 54,000 pieces.

Florin 1934-1935 Centenary of Victoria: Known varieties
VarietyMintageRarityDetails
Proof / Pattern specimen unknown (hover mouse for text)
Proof-like unknown (hover mouse for text)
Florin 1934-1935 Centenary of Victoria: Photos
Florin 1934-1935 Centenary of Victoria: Photo Australia 1934-35 florin
Australia 1934-35 florin
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Florin 1934-1935 Centenary of Victoria: Photo Australia 1934-35 florin
Australia 1934-35 florin
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Florin 1934-1935 Centenary of Victoria: Photo Specimen Coin - Florin (2 Shillings), Centenary of Victoria & Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1934
Specimen Coin - Florin (2 Shillings), Centenary of Victoria & Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1934
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Notes: Pattern specimen.
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Florin 1934-1935 Centenary of Victoria: Photo Specimen Coin - Florin (2 Shillings), Centenary of Victoria & Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1934
Specimen Coin - Florin (2 Shillings), Centenary of Victoria & Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1934
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Notes: Pattern specimen.
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Florin 1934-1935 Centenary of Victoria: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsAustralia KM# 33
Renniks, Australian Coin and Banknote ValuesJ2
Australian Coin ChartF29
Florin 1934-1935 Centenary of Victoria: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Museum 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
Museum Victoria Collections 2016 Varieties link Proof
McDonald, Australian Coins and Banknotes Varieties Proof-like
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Florin 1934-1935 Centenary of Victoria: Links to sites that (may) sell similar coins
1934 George V Australian Silver Florin (Centennial) - Silveragecoins.com
Florin 1934-1935 Centenary of Victoria: Some useful external links
Australia 1934-35 florin - CoinFactsWiki Museum Victoria Collections: Specimen Coin - Florin (2 Shillings), Centenary of Victoria & Melbourne
TDK Australian Pre-Decimal coins: 1934-35 Melbourne Centenary commemorative 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