Australia 1924 florin
This specimen was lot 29315 in Heritage sale 3042 (Long Beach, September 2015), where it sold for $1,292.50. The catalog description 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.
- 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.