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Australia Florin (2 Shillings), Jubilee of Federation  1951
Australia Florin (2 Shillings), Jubilee of Federation 1951

1951 was the golden anniversary (50th) of the federation of Australia. A florin (2 Shillings) was released to commemorate the event. The obverse bears the usual Paget portrait of George VI while the reverse bears a design by William Leslie Bowles, a Victorian sculptor. His design was one of several considered by the treasury department at the time of the coin's release. It depicts a sword crossed with a scepter. Above the cross is what appears to be the Imperial State Crown of Great Britain while below it is the seven pointed Federation Star of Australia. Behind the sword and scepter is the Southern Cross, the constellation known as Crux. On the left of the reverse is the year 1901 and the right 1951 representing the 50 years since the federation of Australia.

1 Florin (2 Shillings): 28.5mm diameter, 0.1818 troy ounces silver.

Typical catalog values run like this:
worn: BV (bullion value)
average circulated: $BV
well preserved: BV + $5 US dollars
fully uncirculated: BV + $15

BV changes continuously. Today's silver price is $18.61 US dollars per troy ounce silver price (look it up at kitco.com), so BV = 0.1818 x 18.61 = $3.38.

Coin: 17780 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: deceptionONE, Sat, 13-Sep-2014 07:46:04 GMT
Answered by: Andrei, Sat, 13-Sep-2014 15:29:04 GMT
Requester description: 1951 1901 CROWN, SOUTHERN CROSS, 7 POINT STAR, SWORD AND STAFF CROSSED AUSTRALIA 1901 1951 FLORIN GEORGIVS VI D:G:BR:OMN:REX FIDEI DEF
Tags: australia florin 2 shillings shilling jubilee federation austrla australium australian austalia scilling schillings jubilaire ivbalai jvbilaei jubille jublee georgivs george vi br omn rex fidei def geroge stgeorge glorgivs georgius georgvs georgeivs georgious giorgi geroges geogius georg geogivs georgian geor gearge georgivis georgium georger georgia georgvis goerg georgevs rexm rexind rexx rexetind crown southern cross 7 point dot star sword staff crossed crowned tiara crwon crpwn crowns tiarra crowning tiera souther beaded period beading beads pionts periods dots points bead starrs stars sworeds swordlike swords broadsword cruciform crosses maltese maltise crossing criss scepter starburst burst

Comments

The side that has the swords on it . mine has Crown and like a 3 leaf clover on one side w a letter r underneath and a shell flowery thing on other w a letter g underneath it . flower in middle under the crown. - jackie millwood
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