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Coin - Florin (2 Shillings), Royal Visit of Queen Elizabeth II, Australia, 1954 Reg. No: NU 4707
Florin (2 Shillings) Royal Visit Florin 1954
After much heated discussion the titles F:D:, removed at the start of the new reign, were returned to the obverse legend on the Royal visit florin in 1954. They were also returned to the regular coinage from 1955.
- 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.
- Acquisition Information:
- Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
|Dimensions:||28.5 mm (Diameter)|
|Weight:||11.375 g (Weight)|
|Tagged with:||royal visit to australia 1954, royal visits, 1 shilling elizabeth ii australia 1954. bangladesh natore shanto 08801742466233, hi have a coin like this one, the other side is different 1965|
|Themes this item is part of:||Numismatics & Philately Collection, HM Queen Elizabeth II (1926- ), 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|
|Tertiary Classification:||working strikes|
|Denomination:||Florin (2 Shillings)|
|Obverse Description:||Bust of 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.
|Reverse Description:||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.|
|Inscriptions:||Obverse: + ELIZABETH . II . DEI . GRATIA . REGINA . F:D:
Reverse: AUSTRALIA FLORIN 1954 WLB
|Issued By:||HM Queen Elizabeth II, Australia, 1954|
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