Great Britain 1925 florin

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Heritage sale 3042, lot 29973
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 29973 in Heritage sale 3042 (Long Beach, September 2015), where it sold for $1,292.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "George V Florin 1925 MS65 PCGS, Royal mint. An exceptional Gem of this important issue with alluring, satiny luster in the fields and delicate tan tone over the surfaces. Easily the finest example we have offered of this date, and tied for the finest graded at both PCGS and NGC with one other MS65 certified by PCGS. From The Bob Bennett Collection." This type was struck in sterling silver 1911-19 and in .500 fine silver 1920-26, of which the 1925 is the key date. The reverse was modified for 1927-36 (KM 834).

Recorded mintage: 1,404,000.

Specification: 11.31 g, .500 fine silver, .181 troy oz ASW, 28.3 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 817a, S-4022A.


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  • Bressett, Kenneth E., A Guide Book of English Coins, Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, 2nd Ed., Racine, WI: Whitman Publishing, 1962.
  • Lobel, Richard, Mark Davidson, Allan Hailstone and Eleni Calligas, Coincraft's Standard Catalogue of English and UK Coins, 1066 to Date, London: Coincraft, 1995.
  • [1]Cristiano Bierrenbach, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World Coin Auction 3042, featuring the Read and Bob Bennett Collections, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2015.

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