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Coin: Florin 1957
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 artist's initials M.G. incuse on the bust truncation above the G of GRATIA.

The reverse is 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 instead 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; and below, in the exergue, the date, 1957 curved below which, AUSTRALIA. The artist's initials KG are in the field above the back of the emu.

CountryAustralia CurrencyAustralian Pound
Face value2 (x Shilling) TypeFlorin - Coat of Arms (50% silver)
Year1957 CurrentNo (demonetised 1966)
Mintage9,279,256 (9.3 million)
Mints
NameMintageMint mark
Melbourne Mint 9,279,256 (9.3 million) No mint mark
Material0.500 Silver DesignerGeorge Kruger Gray
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: The artist's initials M.G. incuse on the bust truncation above the G of GRATIA.

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

The reverse is 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 instead 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; and below, in the exergue, the date, 1957 curved below which, AUSTRALIA. The artist's initials KG are in the field above the back of the emu.

Reverse inscription

FLORIN 1957 AUSTRALIA

EdgeMilled Edge inscription

None

Notes

The Australian Coin Chart 1965 lists circulation mintage of 9,692,000.

Florin 1957: Known varieties
VarietyMintageRarityDetails
Proof 1,256 (included in main number)
Florin 1957: Photos
Florin 1957: Photo Proof Coin - Florin (2 Shillings), Australia, 1957
Proof Coin - Florin (2 Shillings), Australia, 1957
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Florin 1957: Photo Proof Coin - Florin (2 Shillings), Australia, 1957
Proof Coin - Florin (2 Shillings), Australia, 1957
Copyright: Museum Victoria / CC BY
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Florin 1957: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsAustralia KM# 60
Australian Coin ChartF55
Renniks, Australian Coin and Banknote ValuesF48
Florin 1957: 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 Circulation and proof mintage
Museum Victoria Collections 2016 Varieties link Proof
Renniks, Australian Coin and Banknote Values 1965 Varieties Proof
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Florin 1957: Links to sites that (may) sell similar coins
1957(m) Elizabeth II Australian Silver Florin - Silveragecoins.com
Florin 1957: Some useful external links
Cruzi's Coins: Australian Pre-Decimal Proofs: 1957 Melbourne Mint Cruzi's Coins: Australian Florins: 1957 Australian Silver Florin
Museum Victoria Collections: Proof Coin - Florin (2 Shillings), Australia, 1957 TDK Australian Pre-Decimal coins: 1957 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