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Coin: Florin 1954 Royal Visit
Description

A silver coin (28 mm diameter with milled edge) featuring on the obverse a laureate bust of Elizabeth II facing right; around, ELIZABETH II . DEI . GRATIA . REGINA . F:D: +

The reverse features a lion and a kangaroo standing together on a curved ground line facing right, around above, AUSTRALIA FLORIN; below in exergue, 1954. The artist's initials WLB in the ground below the front foot of the lion.

CountryAustralia CurrencyAustralian Pound
Face value2 (x Shilling) TypeFlorin 1954 - Royal Visit
Year1954 CurrentNo (demonetised 1966)
Mintage4,000,000 (4.0 million)
Mints
NameMintageMint mark
Melbourne Mint 4,000,000 (4.0 million) No mint mark
Material0.500 Silver DesignerWilliam Leslie Bowles
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II EffigyPortrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait)
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)28.5000 Thickness (mm)2.5000
Mass (g)11.3100
Obverse

Bust of Queen Elizabeth II laureate right; around, + ELIZABETH . II . DEI . GRATIA . REGINA . F:D:

Obverse inscription + ELIZABETH . II . DEI . GRATIA . REGINA . F:D:
Reverse

A lion and a kangaroo standing together on a curved ground line facing right, around above, AUSTRALIA FLORIN; below in exergue, 1954. The artist's initials WLB in the ground below the front foot of the lion.

Reverse inscription

AUSTRALIA FLORIN 1954

EdgeMilled Edge inscription

None

Florin 1954 Royal Visit: Known varieties
VarietyMintageRarityDetails
Proof unknown
Florin 1954 Royal Visit: Photos
Florin 1954 Royal Visit: Photo Proof Coin - Florin (2 Shillings), Royal Visit of Queen Elizabeth II, Australia, 1954
Proof Coin - Florin (2 Shillings), Royal Visit of Queen Elizabeth II, Australia, 1954
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Florin 1954 Royal Visit: Photo Proof Coin - Florin (2 Shillings), Royal Visit of Queen Elizabeth II, Australia, 1954
Proof Coin - Florin (2 Shillings), Royal Visit of Queen Elizabeth II, Australia, 1954
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Florin 1954 Royal Visit: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsAustralia KM# 60
Renniks, Australian Coin and Banknote ValuesJ4
Australian Coin ChartF52
Florin 1954 Royal Visit: 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
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Florin 1954 Royal Visit: Links to sites that (may) sell similar coins
1954(m) Elizabeth II Australian Silver Florin (Royal Visit) - Silveragecoins.com
Florin 1954 Royal Visit: Some useful external links
Cruzi's Coins: Australian Florins: 1954 Royal Visit of Queen Elizabeth II Australia 1954 florin KM-55 - CoinFactsWiki
Museum Victoria Collections: Proof Coin - Florin (2 Shillings), Royal Visit of Queen Elizabeth II TDK Australian Pre-Decimal coins: 1954 Royal Visit 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