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Proof Coin - Florin (2 Shillings), Royal Visit of Queen Elizabeth II, Australia, 1954 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 4706

Summary:
Australia
Florin (2 Shillings) Royal Visit Florin 1954
Mint: Melbourne

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.
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 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
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 28.5 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 11.339 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: royal visit to australia 1954, royal visits, 1969, england
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
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Australia
Tertiary Classification: proof strikes
Series: Pre-decimal
DateEra: 1954 AD
Denomination: Florin (2 Shillings)
Obverse Description: Bust of Elizabeth II laureate right; around, + ELIZABETH . II . DEI . GRATIA . REGINA . F:D:
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.
Edge Description: Milled
Inscriptions: Obverse: + ELIZABETH . II . DEI . GRATIA . REGINA . F:D:
Reverse: AUSTRALIA FLORIN 1954 WLB
Shape: round
Material: Silver
Issued By: HM Queen Elizabeth II, Australia, 1954
Mint: Melbourne (Mint)
Artist: Mary Gillick
Artist: William Bowles
References: Renn.F46

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