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Coin: Florin 1942
Description

A silver coin (28 mm diameter with milled edge) featuring a bare head of George VI facing left; around, GEORGIVS VI D :G: BR: OMN: REX F .D. IND: IMP: ; below bust in small lettering the artist's initials H.P.

The reverse features 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. 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.

Around above, FLORIN between two seven pointed stars; and below, in the exergue, the date, 1942 curved below which, AUSTRALIA. The artist's initials KG are in the field above the back of the emu. If minted at the San Francisco Mint, the mint mark S appears above the date.

CountryAustralia CurrencyAustralian Pound
Face value2 (x Shilling) TypeFlorin - Coat of Arms (Sterling silver)
Year1942 CurrentNo (demonetised 1966)
Mintage23,986,000 (24.0 million)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Melbourne Mint No mint mark 17,986,000 (18.0 million)
United States Mint, San Francisco Letter S 6,000,000 (6.0 million)
Material0.925 Silver DesignerGeorge Kruger Gray
MonarchKing George VI EffigyPortrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)28.5000 Thickness (mm)2.5000
Mass (g)11.3100
Obverse

Bare head of King George VI facing left; around, GEORGIVS VI D:G: BR: OMN: REX F.D. IND: IMP: ; below bust in small lettering the artist's initials H.P.

Obverse inscription GEORGIVS VI D:G: BR:OMN:REX F:D:IND:IMP.
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. Around above, FLORIN between two seven pointed stars; below, in the exergue, the date, 1942 curved below which, AUSTRALIA. The artist's initials KG are in the field above the back of the emu.

Reverse inscriptionFLORIN 1942 AUSTRALIA
EdgeMilled Edge inscriptionNone
Notes

The Australian Coin Chart 1965 lists mintage of 18,070,000 for the Melbourne Mint florins of 1942.

Florin 1942: Photos
Florin 1942: Photo Coin - Florin (2 Shillings), Australia, 1942
Coin - Florin (2 Shillings), Australia, 1942
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Notes: Melbourne Mint.
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Florin 1942: Photo Coin - Florin (2 Shillings), Australia, 1942
Coin - Florin (2 Shillings), Australia, 1942
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Notes: Melbourne Mint.
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Florin 1942: Photo Coin - Florin (2 Shillings), Australia, 1942
Coin - Florin (2 Shillings), Australia, 1942
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Notes: San Francisco Mint.
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Florin 1942: Photo Coin - Florin (2 Shillings), Australia, 1942
Coin - Florin (2 Shillings), Australia, 1942
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Notes: San Francisco Mint.
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Florin 1942: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsAustralia KM# 40
Renniks, Australian Coin and Banknote ValuesF34 (Melbourne Mint) and F35 (San Francisco Mint)
Australian Coin ChartF36 (Melbourne Mint) and F37 (San Francisco Mint)
Florin 1942: 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
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Florin 1942: Links to sites that (may) sell similar coins
1942 George VI Australian Silver Florin - Silveragecoins.com 1942S George VI Australian Silver Florin - Silveragecoins.com
Florin 1942: Some useful external links
Cruzi's Coins: Australian Florins: 1942 Australian Silver Florin Cruzi's Coins: Australian Florins: 1942 San Francisco Mint Silver Florin
Museums Victoria: Coin - Florin (2 Shillings), Australia, 1942 TDK Australian Pre-Decimal coins: 1942 (m) Australian Florin
Museums Victoria: Coin - Florin (2 Shillings), Australia, 1942 (Mint: San Francisco) TDK Australian Pre-Decimal coins: 1942 s Australian Florin
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List of all (52) coins of type: Australia / Florin
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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