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Coin: Florin 1951 Federation Jubilee
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 FIDEI DEF. ; below bust in small lettering the artist's initials H.P.

The reverse features a sceptre and sword crossing below a crown and above the Federation Star with the stars of the Southern Cross around; curved above AUSTRALIA; curved below (and split into two parts by a star), FLORIN; across the centre of the design lined up with the arms of the Southern Cross, to left 1901 and to right 1951.

This issue was extensively saved by people at the time and is today much more available than the regular issue of 1951.

CountryAustralia CurrencyAustralian Pound
Face value2 (x Shilling) TypeFlorin 1951 - Federation Jubilee
Year1951 CurrentNo (demonetised 1966)
Mintage2,000,000 (2.0 million)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Melbourne Mint No mint mark 2,000,000 (2.0 million)
Royal Mint London No mint mark 4 (4)
Material0.500 Silver DesignerWilliam Leslie Bowles
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 George VI facing left; around, GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX FIDEI DEF. ; below bust in small lettering the artist's initials H.P.

Obverse inscription GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX FIDEI DEF.
Reverse

A scepter and sword crossing below a crown and above the Federation Star with the stars of the Southern Cross around; curved above AUSTRALIA; curved below (and split into two parts by a star), FLORIN; across the centre of the design lined up with the arms of the Southern Cross, to left 1901 and to right 1951.

Reverse inscription

AUSTRALIA 1901 1951 FLORIN

EdgeMilled Edge inscription

None

Florin 1951 Federation Jubilee: Known varieties
VarietyMintageDetails
Cupro-nickel pattern, proof (Royal Mint London) unknown (hover mouse for text)
Florin 1951 Federation Jubilee: Photos
Florin 1951 Federation Jubilee: Photo Coin - Florin (2 Shillings), Jubilee of Federation, Australia, 1951
Coin - Florin (2 Shillings), Jubilee of Federation, Australia, 1951
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Florin 1951 Federation Jubilee: Photo Coin - Florin (2 Shillings), Jubilee of Federation, Australia, 1951
Coin - Florin (2 Shillings), Jubilee of Federation, Australia, 1951
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Florin 1951 Federation Jubilee: Photo Pattern Coin - Florin (2 Shillings), Jubilee of Federation 1901-1951, Australia, 1951
Pattern Coin - Florin (2 Shillings), Jubilee of Federation 1901-1951, Australia, 1951
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Notes: Cupro-nickel.
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Florin 1951 Federation Jubilee: Photo Pattern Coin - Florin (2 Shillings), Jubilee of Federation 1901-1951, Australia, 1951
Pattern Coin - Florin (2 Shillings), Jubilee of Federation 1901-1951, Australia, 1951
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Notes: Cupro-nickel.
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Florin 1951 Federation Jubilee: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsAustralia KM# 47
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsAustralia KM# 47a and Pn28 (Cupro-nickel)
Renniks, Australian Coin and Banknote ValuesJ3
Australian Coin ChartF49
Florin 1951 Federation Jubilee: 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
Museums Victoria Collections 2016 Varieties link Cupro-nickel pattern
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Florin 1951 Federation Jubilee: Links to sites that (may) sell similar coins
1951(m) George VI Australian Silver Florin - Silveragecoins.com
Florin 1951 Federation Jubilee: Some useful external links
Museums Victoria: Coin - Florin (2 Shillings), Jubilee of Federation, Australia, 1951 TDK Australian Pre-Decimal coins: 1951 '50 Years of Federation' commemorative Australian Florin
Cruzi's Coins: Australian Florins: 1951 50th Anniversary of Federation Australia 1951 florin KM-47 - CoinFactsWiki
Museums Victoria: Pattern Coin - Florin (2 Shillings), Jubilee of Federation 1901-1951
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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