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Coin - Florin (2 Shillings), Australia, 1915 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 5016

Summary:
Australia
One Florin - Two Shillings 1915
Mint: London, Royal
Description:
A silver coin (28 mm diameter with milled edge) featuring a crowned and robed bust of George V facing left; around, GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP: ; below bust in small lettering the artist's initials B.M. The reverse features the Ensigns Armorial of the Commonwealth of Australia, as authorised by Royal Warrent 7th May 1908 - composed of a simple shield enclosing a cross of Saint George on which are five six-pointed stars, around the outside of which are six small escutcheons, i.e., small shields. The shield is supported by a kangaroo and an emu standing on a grassy mound. Above the shield a crest, the seven-pointed star of Federation on a wreath. Below on a ribbon the motto ADVANCE AUSTRALIA is inscribed. Around above, ONE FLORIN - TWO SHILLINGS and below, between arrow heads, the date, 1915
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 28.5 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 11.303 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: coat of arms commonwealth of australia 1908, federation star, 1901 britt florin, 1901, britt, florin
Themes this item is part of: Numismatics & Philately Collection, Edgar Bertram Mackennal, Sculptor (1863-1931), HRH King George V (1865-1936), Royal Mint, London, Royal Mint, Tower Hill, 1809-1975, Early History of London Mints, to 1300, The Royal Mint
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Australia
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: Pre-decimal
DateEra: 1915 AD
Denomination: Florin (2 Shillings)
Obverse Description: Crowned and robed bust of George V facing left; around, GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP: ; below bust in small lettering the artist's initials B.M.
Reverse Description: At centre, simple shield enclosing a cross of Saint George on which are five six-pointed stars, around the outside of which are six small escutcheons, i.e., small shields. The shield is supported by a kangaroo and an emu standing on a grassy mound. Above the shield a crest, the seven-pointed star of Federation on a wreath and on a ribbon at the base the motto ADVANCE AUSTRALIA is inscribed; around above, ONE FLORIN - TWO SHILLINGS; below, between arrow heads, the date, 1915
Edge Description: Milled
Inscriptions: Obverse: GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Reverse: ONE FLORIN - TWO SHILLINGS 1915 ADVANCE AUSTRALIA
Shape: round
Material: Silver
Issued By: HM King George V, Australia
Mint: Royal Mint, London, 1915
Artist: Sir Bertram Mackennal
Artist: William Blakemore
References: Renn. F7

Comments

darren wells Posted on 02 Apr 2010 8:33 PM
hi i just found one of these coins today wondering how many went into circulation and how rare are they,thanks darren
Discovery Centre Posted on 05 Apr 2010 10:59 AM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Darren. According to Rennick's Australian Coin & Banknote Values 750 000 of these coins were produced by the London Mint, while 500,000 were produced in Birmingham. The Birmingham examples have a mintmark 'II' under the date. For further information on the rarity, you may wish to contact a numismatics company for further advice.
mitchell davidson Posted on 02 Jun 2010 2:36 PM
i happen to have one of these coins and i was wondering if they were of any value and if so how much because the coin store people ususly lie to try and get it off you and i was wondring if you could help. Thanks

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