1951 Federation Florin Fine to Very Fine

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1951 Federation Florin Fine to Very Fine

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  • Commemorating the 50th anniversary of Australia's Federation
  • Issued by the historic Melbourne Mint
  • Modest mintage for a circulating coin - just two million struck
  • Features a bold, unique reverse design by William Leslie Bowles
  • Struck from silver - tremendously affordable in Fine to Very Fine!


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In 1901, history was made when six separate British colonies united to form Australia. Fifty years later, the 1951 Federation Florin was released to celebrate the golden jubilee of this very important date. Struck from silver, the coin met some controversy upon release - but is prized by collectors today.

The 1951 Federation Florin features a striking reverse design by sculptor William Leslie Bowles. A crown rests atop a crossed mace and sword, intersecting within the centre of a Southern Cross. The design was selected by Treasury, but managed to ruffle some feathers when it was unveiled. Bowles, a Victorian, had used the version of the Southern Cross seen in the Victorian State Arms rather than the National Arms. This caused some displeasure among the general public - yet the coin was still popular, its mintage of two million quickly disappearing from circulation.

Presented here in Fine to Very Fine, this fascinating coin is well within your reach! Don't miss this opportunity - click 'add to cart' now!

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