Australia 1924 florin

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Heritage sale 3042, lot 29315
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 29315 in Heritage sale 3042 (Long Beach, September 2015), where it sold for $1,292.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "George V Florin 1924-(M & SY) MS63 PCGS, Melbourne & Sydney mints. A fantastic specimen, featuring subtle obverse tone in a desirable shade of champagne and a reverse that sports moodier, purplish patina that clings to the devices. Most pleasing in this well-preserved quality." The type was struck 1911-36 at London, Melbourne (this specimen) and Heaton. This type was struck 1911-36 at London, Heaton, Sydney and Melbourne. The dates prior to the late twenties are scarce, especially in nice condition. The Sydney mint struck this type 1924-26 but its product is indistinguishable from that of Melbourne.

Recorded mintage: 1,582,000 (Melbourne and Sydney together).

Specification: 11.31 g, .925 fine silver, .336 troy oz ASW, 28.5 mm diameter, designed by W. H. J. Blakemore.

Catalog reference: KM 27.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • McDonald, Greg, The Pocket Guide to Australian Coins and Banknotes, 23rd ed., Lavington, Australia, 2017.
  • [1]Cristiano Bierrenbach, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World Coin Auction 3042, featuring the Read and Bob Bennett Collections, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2015.

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