Australia Florin  1953 to 1963
Australia Florin 1953 to 1963

Australia florins with Elizabeth's portrait are made out of 0.18 troy ounces of silver. As such, they carry value due to precious metal content. To compute the basic value of one of these coins, find the current price of silver at and multiply by 0.18. For instance, at this writing silver is running at $27 US dollars per troy ounce, so a florin contains 0.18 x 27 = $4.86 US dollars of silver. Tomorrow the value will be different, since the price of silver changes every day. Look it up.

The florin in our picture has some discoloration and this means the value will not exceed the basic silver value. If you can find a coin that is fully uncirculated and has no problems like scratches, stains, nicks, or gouges, a collector might pay more than silver value, say $5 more. If the toning you describe is attractive, a similar $5 premium may apply -- but you have to find a collector who likes toned coins, most don't.

Coin: 11891 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: , Fri, 20-Jul-2012 09:52:40 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Thu, 13-Dec-2012 14:08:45 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Thu, 21-Jul-2016 15:09:37 GMT
Requester description: 1960 florin on reverse n elizabeth ii on obverse
Tags: australia florin elizabeth ii elizabith elisabeth elisabet elizabet elizebeth elizibeth lizabeth kangaroo emu ostrich shield crown kangroo kangaroos arms sheild coats shiled crests chevrons shild escucheon insignia arm coat crested crest chevron creast shields escutcheon crowned tiara crowns tiarra crowning tiera


I I have a 1954 Australian Florin, it's picture is a Kangaroo with a Lion alongside it. I looks like a Kangaroo with a Lion BODY! Have you seen these coins before will I send a pic? what is it worth I can not find a true match, but was worried about selling becuase it has a different picture to all the Florins I have, please assist - Suzanne
A kangaroo with a lion body, huh? Sounds wierd. To send pictures, use the Contact button at the top of the home page to start an e-mail exchange. We may be able to help ID this strange coin. - CoinQuest (Paul)




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