Australia 1932 florin

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Goldberg sale 84, lot 3871
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This specimen was lot 3871 in Goldberg sale 84 (Los Angeles, January 2015), where it sold for $587.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Australia. Florin, 1932. George V. Key date. ANACS graded VF-35." This type was struck for Australia at Melbourne, London, Heaton and Sydney 1911-36. Production was substantial yet most dates are scarce in nice condition. This is the key date. Australia maintained the sterling silver standard until 1945, years after Great Britain had debased her coins to .500 fine.

Recorded mintage: 188,000.

Specification: 11.31 g, .925 fine silver, .336 troy oz ASW.

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]Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, Aleeza Brown, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 84: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2014.

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