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 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. 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, 1951 curved below which, AUSTRALIA. The artist's initials KG are in the field above the back of the emu. See Notes Tab for details.
This was the first year on the florin denomination that the King's titles excluded reference to India, IND: IMP:; to compensate, the abbreviation F: D: has been expanded to FIDEI DEF.