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Specimen Coin - Florin (2 Shillings), Australia, 1921 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 5028

Summary:
Australia
One Florin - Two Shillings, 1921
Mint: Melbourne
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, 1921.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 28 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 11.329 g (Weight)

More information

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: specimen strikes
Series: Pre-Decimal
DateEra: 1921 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, 1921.
Edge Description: Milled
Inscriptions: Obverse: GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Reverse: ONE FLORIN - TWO SHILLINGS 1921 ADVANCE AUSTRALIA
Shape: Round
Material: Silver
Issued By: King George V, Australia, 1921
Mint: Melbourne (Mint)
Artist: Sir Bertram Mackennal
References: KM#27

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