Australia 3 and 6 Pence, Shilling, and Florin 1910 to 1936
Hello, David -- There are twelve pence in a shilling, and two shillings in a florin. Australia issued pence, shillings, and florins with the kangaroo and emu from 1910 to 1936. The kangaroo and emu design re-appears, however, on some coins with later dates. This page applies to coins minted between 1910 and 1936.
Here is a run-down of typical, approximate catalog values for these cool coins. They are made of silver, so if silver prices are high, their value goes up.
THREEPENCE, 16 mm diameter, 0.042 troy ounces silver
worn: $2 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated (like our picture): $5
well preserved: $25
fully uncirculated: $150
coins dated 1912, 1914, 1915, and 1923 are worth about twice as much as these figures
SIXPENCE, 20 mm diameter, 0.084 troy ounces silver
worn: $8 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated (like our picture): $15
well preserved: $50
fully uncirculated: $300
coins dated 1912, 1915, 1917, 1918 and 1922 are worth about twice as much as these figures
SHILLING, 23 mm diameter, 0.168 troy ounces silver
worn: $10 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated (like our picture): $20
well preserved: $80
fully uncirculated: $250
coins dated 1912, 1913, 1915, and 1916 are worth about twice as much as these figures
FLORIN (TWO SHILLINGS), 28 mm diameter, 0.336 troy ounces silver
worn: $12 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated (like our picture): $30
well preserved: $120
fully uncirculated: $500
coins dated 1913, 1915, 1919, 1921, and 1933 are worth about twice as much as these figures
coins dated 1911, 1912, 1914 and 1932 are worth about four times as much as these figures
All but two of the florins have the usual kangaroo and emu reverse, however, in 1927 and again in 1934 special commemorative florins were issued with different reverses, as shown in our secondary image. The Parliament House coin is quite common and is worth about $10 in average circulated condition. The Melbourne coin is more rare and catalogs at $150 in average circulated condition, much more in better condition and much less in worse condition.
The dollar figures in the lists above are catalog values as explained on our Important Terminology page.
The base value of any coin is the value due to precious metal content. To compute base value for these coins, multiply the current price of silver (available at web sites such as kitco.com) by the weight of the silver in the coin.
, Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: David Wells, Sat, 27-Mar-2010 12:51:55 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Sun, 20-Oct-2013 19:47:30 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Sun, 16-Aug-2015 12:34:54 GMT
Requester description: 1936 GEORGIVS VI D:G:BR:OMN:REX F:D:IND:IMP front of the coin with aman facing to the left.*FLO RIN* 1943 AUSTRALIA with a kangaroo on the left and a bird on the right booth facing a crest witch is in the center
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