1951 Federation Florin Extremely Fine

1951 Federation Florin Extremely Fine

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  • Celebrating the golden jubilee of Australia's Federation
  • Issued by the historic Melbourne Mint
  • Only two million issued - a modest mintage for a circulating coin
  • Features a unique reverse design by sculptor William Leslie Bowles
  • Struck from silver and available in Extremely Fine - secure yours today!

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Fifty years later, Australia's Federation definitely deserved a numismatic tribute. The 1951 Federation Florin was issued to commemorate this important milestone - and is sought-after by collectors today.

Struck by the Melbourne Mint from silver, this key predecimal issue is no stranger to controversy. Designed by sculptor William Leslie Bowles, its imposing reverse design was selected by Treasury from a shortlist. It features a crown atop a crossed mace and sword, set within a depiction of the Southern Cross.

However, the Southern Cross used by Bowles is the version seen in the Victorian State Arms, rather than the National Arms. This caused much dissension and debate upon release. The general public didn't seem to mind, though - the mintage of two million was all but hoarded out of circulation.

Presented in Extremely Fine, this coin is every bit as beautiful as it is a fascinating piece of numismatic history! Secure yours today - click 'add to cart' now!

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Country of IssueAustralia
Year of Issue1951
Weight (g)11.3100
Metal Purity (%)50.00
GradeExtremely Fine
Diameter (mm)28.50
Issued ByMelbourne Mint
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