1927 Gold-Plated Canberra Florin

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1927 Gold-Plated Canberra Florin

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  • Australia's very first commemorative coin!
  • Originally released to commemorate the opening of Old Parliament House in Canberra.
  • Struck from sterling silver - finished in genuine, glistening 24-carat gold!
  • Carrying the noble portrait of King George V, each coin is set in a stylish pack.

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There's only one way to improve what is arguably Australia's most beautiful coin: anoint it with the luxury and prestige of genuine 24-carat gold.

Australia's first commemorative coin is elevated to even loftier heights with the ethereal 1927 Gold-Plated Canberra Florin, a triumphant fusion of old meets new. The beauty of this predecimal jewel's reverse design marks it as an essential component to any predecimal collection, especially with the addition of gold. Mean, while its significance to the fabric of Australian democracy has earned it a place in the hearts of Australian History buffs and politics aficionados - along with its ardent numismatic fan base, of course!

Australia's first commemorative coin

Truly a coin for the people, the beautiful 1927 Canberra Florin was struck by the Melbourne Mint in 1927 to celebrate the opening of Parliament House - and the consequent transfer of the seat of power from Melbourne to our new capital, Canberra. With details surrounding its design and release shared by various newspapers, a sense of anticipation was created: and the coin did not disappoint, with an enthusiastic general public quick to secure this brand-new, historic memento.

Enhanced with the addition of 24-carat gold

It is prized across the globe for its luxury and lustre, and here, 24-carat gold provides the perfect frame within which to appreciate the incomparable beauty of the 1927 Canberra Florin's reverse design. The masterful addition of gold plating lends a sense of sharpness, accentuates each curve and heightens the overall impact of the Parliament House motif, while imbuing a timeless elegance and charm - not to mention, a spectacular sheen!

One of Australia's most beautiful coin designs

The reverse design of the 1927 Canberra Florin was conceived by artist George Kruger Gray, and is eye-catching and highly detailed. Highlighted by a superb depiction of the facade of Parliament House, it has contributed significantly to the coin's overall appeal to collectors. Enhanced by the enchanting 24-carat gold plating, Kruger Gray's magnificent design becomes utterly resplendent.

Bears a spectacular King George V portrait

While it is the stunning Parliament House motif that traditionally makes the 1927 Canberra Florin the subject of such collector lust, this coin bears more than just a pretty reverse! Its obverse is graced with a superb portrait of King George V by Sir Edgar Mackennal, who was the first Australian artist to ever receive a Knighthood.

Prestigious presentation at a price to please

The 1927 Gold Plated Canberra Florin is neatly housed in a stylish, full-colour, credit card-style pack. Better yet, at tremendous value-for-money at under $50, both the opulence of gold and the rich history of a critical predecimal release become well within your grasp. Secure your Gold Plated Canberra Florin today!

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Country of IssueAustralia
Year of Issue1927
Weight (g)11.3100
Metal Purity (%)80.00
Diameter (mm)28.50
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