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Proof Coin - Florin (2 Shillings), Opening of Parliament House, Canberra Florin, Australia, 1927 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 33696

Summary:
Australia
One Florin - Two Shillings 1927
Canberra Florin
Mint: Melbourne

This coin was struck to commemorate the opening of the new Parliament House in Canberra in 1927. 2,000,000 were struck and were first issued on 09 May 1927. It features a front view of the original Parliament House. This coin is a matt proof, probably specially prepared for photography, a common practice at the Royal Mint in London in that era.
Description:
A matt proof silver coin (28 mm diameter with milled edge) featuring a shortened version of the crowned and robed bust of George V facing left; around, GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP: . The reverse features the original Parliament House within an oval frame set above crossed scepters. Superimposed on the scepters is a raised oval with the date 1927 incuse; around above, PARLIAMENT HOUSE AUSTRALIA around below, . ONE FLORIN .
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 28 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 11.293 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: australian federation 1901, parliament houses
Themes this item is part of: Numismatics & Philately Collection, Edgar Bertram Mackennal, Sculptor (1863-1931), HRH King George V (1865-1936), Melbourne Mint, Medal Makers, Victoria, Australia, Deputy Masters of the Melbourne Branch of the Royal Mint, Closure of Melbourne Mint, Melbourne Mint during World War II, Establishment of Melbourne Mint, 1872, Melbourne Mint
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Australia
Tertiary Classification: proof strikes
Series: Commemorative
DateEra: 1927 AD
Denomination: Florin (2 Shillings)
Obverse Description: Shortened version of the crowned and robed bust of George V facing left; around, GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP: .
Reverse Description: Parliament House within an oval frame set above crossed scepters. Superimposed on the scepters is a raised oval with the date 1927 incuse; around above, PARLIAMENT HOUSE AUSTRALIA around below, . ONE FLORIN .
Edge Description: Milled
Inscriptions: Obverse: GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Reverse: PARLIAMENT HOUSE AUSTRALIA ONE FLORIN 1927
Shape: round
Material: Silver
Issued By: King George V, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Mint: Melbourne (Mint)
Artist: Sir Bertram Mackennal

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