Australia's Greatest Silver Florins Replica Set
- Comprises four 40mm replica tributes – each finished in genuine silver.
- Honours the 1909 Florin Pattern, the 1910 Florin, the 1927 Canberra Florin and the 1934-35 Centenary Florin.
- Presented within a case, accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.
- Certificate features detailed information on each iconic predecimal florin
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Icons of the predecimal era…
The Australian Predecimal Florins Replica Set pays homage to some of our key florin types – and forms a fascinating reflection of Australia’s development as a nation.
Australia’s first national currency
When Australia finally introduced its own distinctive national coinage, nearly a decade after Federation in 1901, the two shillings – otherwise known as a florin – was the highest denomination. As the florin was the largest of the four standard silver coin types, it was naturally chosen as the key vehicle for commemorative celebrations.
Faithful to the originals…
This unique presentation forms an outstanding tribute to the key florin types of the Australia’s 1910-64 predecimal period. Faithful to the originals, and finished in genuine silver, the set comprises four ‘larger-than-life’ replica commemorative tributes honouring the tremendously rare 1909 Florin Pattern, the first-issue 1910 Florin, the 1927 Canberra Florin and the 1934-35 Centenary Florin.
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Presented in a case, the set is complete with a Certificate of Authenticity detailing the history of Australia’s key florin dates. Secure this fantastic collection today – click add to cart now!
About the original coins…
1909 Florin Pattern
As Australia planned its own distinctive coinage throughout 1908 and 1909, it looked certain that the nation’s new silver coins would carry a ‘Map of Australia’ design. Late in the process, the map motif was omitted in favour of a Coat-of-Arms design after intervention by the Governor-General. Lost to history, it is believed that no Map of Australia 1909 Florins were struck. The only two known examples of this unique Australian type are ‘electrotype’ copies.
The first of its kind, and the only Australian florin bearing the portrait of King Edward VII, the 1910 Florin was part of the first issue of Australia’s first national currency system. Struck at the Royal Mint London in the last year of the reign of Edward VII, the unique status and great rarity of the 1910 Florin in high-grade has ensured that it is among the most desirable elements of the 1910-64 predecimal series.
1927 Canberra Florin
Issued to mark the opening of the nation’s new Parliament House in Canberra, the 1927 Canberra Florin was Australia’s first predecimal commemorative coin. Bearing a superb reverse design depicting the new Parliament buildings – built when the Australian seat of Government was transferred from Melbourne to Canberra – this unique type is considered by many to be Australia’s most beautiful coin.
1934-35 Centenary Florin
Issued to mark the centenaries of the founding of Melbourne and settlement of Victoria, the 1934-35 Centenary Florin is among Australia’s lowest mintage coins. Just 54,000 were issued! The only Australian predecimal coin with an English inscription, rather than Latin, and the only Australian coin bearing Percy Metcalfe’s portrait of King George V, the 1934-35 Centenary Florin is one of the icons of Australian numismatics.