Australia 1939 florin
This specimen was lot 3945 in Goldberg sale 80 (Los Angeles, June 2014), where it sold for $176.25. The catalog description noted, "Australia. Florin, 1939. George VI. Rare in mint state. NGC graded AU-58." This type is listed for 1938-45, after which the fineness was lowered to .500. This date is the key for the type. Some of the World War Two issues were struck at the San Francisco mint. Australia converted to the dollar in 1966.
Recorded mintage: 630,000.
Specification: 11.31 g, .925 fine silver.
Catalog reference: KM 40.
- 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.
- Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, Aleeza Brown, Yifu Che, Frank Draskovic and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 80: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2014.