Australia 1940 florin
This specimen was lot 2704 in Goldberg sale 98 (Los Angeles, June 2017), where it sold for $117.50. The catalog description noted, "Australia. Florin, 1940. Only 2 examples graded higher at NGC. NGC graded MS-63. WINGS." This type is listed for 1938-45, after which the fineness was lowered to .500. Some of the World War Two issues were struck at the San Francisco mint. Australia converted to the dollar in 1966.
Recorded mintage: 8,410,000.
Specification: 11.31 g, .925 fine silver.
Catalog reference: KM 40.
- McDonald, Greg, The Pocket Guide to Australian Coins and Banknotes, 23rd ed., Lavington, Australia, 2017.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, John Lavender, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 98: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2017.