Australia 1954 florin KM-55

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Heritage sale 3010, part of lot 22105
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was part of lot 22105 in Heritage sale 3010 (Boston, August 2010), which sold for $253. The catalog description[1] noted, "Quartet of Uncirculated Commemorative Florins: (2) 1927 Parliament; 1951 Jubilee; and 1954 Royal Visit, all nice UNC." Australia maintained the sterling silver standard until 1945, years after Great Britain had debased her coins to .500 fine. This issue, honoring a Royal Visit, was extensively saved and is today slightly more available than the regular issue ([[Australia 1954 florin KM-54|KM 54).

Recorded mintage: 4,000,000 plus proofs plus 15,366,000 of the regular issue (KM-54).

Specification: 11.31 g, .500 fine silver, .181 troy oz ASW, designed by George Kruger-Gray.

Catalog reference: KM 55.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [1]Tucker, Warren, Scott Cordry and John Kraljevich, Heritage Sale 3010: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2010.

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