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South Africa Florin  1923 to 1930
South Africa Florin 1923 to 1930

A florin is 2 shillings. For reasons unknown, South Africa changed the annotation on their florins to '2 shillings' in 1930. If you happen to have a 1930 coin labeled 'florin' instead of '2 shillings,' you have a very valuable coin. Only 14 such coins exist.

There are 0.291 troy ounces of silver in each coin.

For all the other dates, except 1925, here is how catalog values run:

FLORIN (all dates except 1925):
worn: $5 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $18
well preserved: $100
fully uncirculated: $300
florins dated 1923 are a tad more common; multiply these figures by 0.7

FLORIN DATED 1925:
worn: $100 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $300
well preserved: $1000
fully uncirculated: $2500

Refer to our Important Terminology page to understand what 'catalog value' means.

Coin: 19944 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: Rajan, Mon, 14-Sep-2015 22:34:08 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Tue, 15-Sep-2015 13:03:24 GMT
Requester description: 1924 front possibly a shield a shield
reverse - george facing left wearing a crown front - south africa zuid afrika florin 1924
back - georgivis v rex emperator
Tags: south africa florin suid sud southern zuid ziud africano african afrikaanshe afrikaans africaine afrika africaanshe afrik afrikaansche afrique georgivis george v rex emperator emperor georgius georgvs georgeivs georgious giorgi geroges geogius georg geogivs georgian geor georgium georgvis georgevs georgivs emp imperator empereur empress emperer imperatore emperuer emporer emperur emperio emperado emperador empreradur imperat shield crown arms sheild coats shiled crests chevrons shild escucheon insignia arm coat crested crest chevron creast shields escutcheon crowned tiara crowns tiarra crowning tiera beard hair tee goty goatee gotee whiskers beared bearded whisker beareded wiskers hairdo hairline

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