Great Britain 1924 florin

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Goldberg sale 91, lot 2955
photo courtesy Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

This specimen was lot 2955 in Goldberg sale 91 (Los Angeles, June 2016), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "Great Britain. Florin, 1924 Brilliant Unc. George V. Obverse portrait of king left by Mackennal. Reverse, crowned cruciform shields. Uncirculated and scarce in this grade. Brilliant Uncirculated." This type was struck in large numbers 1911-19, then reduced to .500 fine for 1920-26. A different reverse was used 1927-36.

Recorded mintage: 4,582,000, a slightly better date.

Specification: 11.31 g, .500 fine silver, 28.3 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: S.4022A; ESC-943; KM-817a.


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  • Rayner, P. Alan, and Maurice Bull, English Silver Coinage from 1649, 6th Ed., London: Spink & Son, 2015.
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  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [1]Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, John Lavender, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 91: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2016.

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