1927 Canberra Florin about Uncirculated

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1927 Canberra Florin about Uncirculated

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  • Australia's first commemorative coin
  • Features one of Australia's most beautiful reverse designs
  • Issued to commemorate the opening of Parliament House on May 9, 1927
  • Struck from sterling silver
  • Surprisingly affordable in outstanding about Uncirculated!


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The 1927 Canberra Florin was Australia's first commemorative coin. It is also, arguably, the nation's most beautiful coin, with a superb reverse motif by acclaimed artist George Kruger Gray. Issued for the opening of Parliament House on May 9, the coin was struck from sterling silver. It is absolutely breathtaking in about Uncirculated condition, as here.

This coin was issued in a mintage of two million. This modest amount was thought to be sufficient, but on May 9, Australians queued in droves at Commonwealth Banks around the country to secure their coin. With the majority of the mintage having disappeared within nine months, the Canberra Florin's popularity was unmistakable.

Acclaimed artisan George Kruger Gray designed the famous reverse motif, rich with fine detail that is enhanced further by the precious metal. In breathtaking Extremely Fine, it's easy to see why this predecimal coin captivated the nation upon release.

Combining rich history, a phenomenal design and sought-after status, this coin is beautiful in about Uncirculated condition. Secure yours today - click 'add to cart' now!

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Country of IssueAustralia
Year of Issue1927
Weight (g)11.3100
Metal Purity (%)92.50
GradeAbout Uncirculated
Diameter (mm)28.50
Issued ByMelbourne Mint
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