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Coin - Florin (2 Shillings), George V, Great Britain, 1911 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 1505

Silver coin; Denomination: Florin
Royal Mint, London
George V (1911-1936)

Sterling silver florins (struck between 1911 and 1919) were current in Australia. When the British debased the silver in 1920 no proclamation was issued in Australia making them legal tender however some did circulate, being brought out by migrants. By the early 1930s, after a sustained effort to remove them from circulation, the use of British coins in Australia had ended (although some halfpence were still in use as late as 1966).
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 28 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 11.30 g (Weight)

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Themes this item is part of: 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, Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Great Britain
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
DateEra: 1911 AD
Denomination: Florin (2 Shillings)
Obverse Description: Bare head of the King facing left; below on neck truncation in small letters, B.M. (Bertram MacKennal); around, GEORGIVS V D.G. BRITT: OMN: REX F.D. IND: IMP:
Reverse Description: Four crowned shields forming a cross around the Star of the Garter, the shields bear the arms of England (top and bottom), Scotland (right) and Ireland (left); in the angles four sceptres, two surmounted by orbs, the others by a harp and a thistle; around ONE FLORIN 1911, the date being divided by the crown above the lower shield.
Edge Description: milled
Shape: round
Material: Silver
Issued By: HM King George V, England, Great Britain, 1911
Mint: Royal Mint, London, London, England, Great Britain, 1911
Artist: Sir Bertram Mackennal
  1. [Book], Philip Skingley - Spink & Sons Ltd., Coins of England and the United Kingdom, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 2007, Spink 4012 Pages

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