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Australia Florin  1938 to 1954
Australia Florin 1938 to 1954

These old florins (there are two shillings in a florin) are made of silver and bear King George's likeness before 1953 and Queen Elizabeth's likeness after 1952. The kangaroo and emu pattern on the back is the same for all these coins minted between 1938 and 1954.

For worn and average circulated examples of these coins, the value comes mostly from the silver content. This is called Base Value or BV in the listings below. To compute BV, multiply the current price of silver (look on Kitco.com) by the number of troy ounces of silver in the coin.

FLORIN 1938 TO 1945 (0.33 troy ounces silver)
worn: BV
average circulated: BV
well preserved: BV + $5 US dollars
fully uncirculated: BV + $20

FLORIN 1946 TO 1954 (0.18 troy ounces silver)
worn: BV
average circulated: BV
well preserved: BV + $2 US dollars
fully uncirculated: BV + $12

The values above apply to most dates, but there are a few dates that are better. The list below gives catalog values for well preserved coins.

1939: $200
1945: $20

Apply the concepts on our Important Terminology page to convert all values above to actual buy and sell values.

Coin: 9195 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: Doyal, Thu, 20-Oct-2011 14:39:54 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Thu, 05-Dec-2013 02:35:05 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Wed, 02-Dec-2015 15:04:46 GMT
Requester description: 1938 Florin, 1938, Australia GEORGIVS VI D:G:BR:OMN:REX F:D:IMP King George VI A kangaroo and an emu standing on each side of a round bottom shield with a crown on top of the shield
Tags: australia florin georgivs george vi omn rex imp king kangaroo emu ostrich standing stand round shield crown georgius georgvs georgeivs georgious giorgi geroges geogius georg geogivs georgian geor georgivis georgium georgvis georgevs kangroo kangaroos stands arms sheild coats shiled crests chevrons shild escucheon insignia arm coat crested crest chevron creast shields escutcheon crowned tiara crowns tiarra crowning tiera branch stalk cross star starburst sun sunburst twigs stalks spray sprig limb stick twig sprays sprigs branching branches branched sticks starrs stars burst sunrise sola sol sunshine sunset sunlight sols

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