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Florin


Parliament House (1927)
The Canberra Florin, designed by Kruger Gray, was issued to commemorative the opening of the now, Old Parliament House, in 1927. It is one of Australia's most popular coins and widely considered to be the most attractive Australian coin. This beauty, often matched with rainbow
toning due to typical storage conditions, combined with the affordability and availability of the piece in the upper grades makes it a worthwhile acquisition for collectors and non-collectors alike.

The piece is available right up to MS67 though the
reverse strike and the typical concentration of
bagmarks on the
obverse, usually limits the date to at best an MS65 grading. The date is usually found in MS63 though does occasionally make it into MS64, examples below MS63 have almost certainly been circulated. Finding an example in MS65 or higher can be quite a challenge.
Contents
Business Strikes
Proof Strikes
Currently Available
Glossary
Reverse Designer
George Kruger Gray
Obverse Designer
Sir E. B. MacKennel
Weight
11.31 grams
Size
28.5 mm
Composition
Silver: 92.5%
Copper: 7.5%
Bullion Value
$7.13
Florin - Parliament House Reverse
Reverse

Florin - Parliament House Reverse
Obverse

Business Strikes

  Mintage     XF40 AU50 AU55 AU58 MS62 MS63 MS64 MS65 MS66 MS67
1927 2,000,000     $22 $30 $38 $48 $65 Values for higher grade coins are only available with a subscription

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Proof Strikes

  Mintage     PR64 PR65 PR66 PR67
1927 Matte Proof 2 Known     RARE Values for higher grade coins are only available with a subscription

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1927 Proof 400     $16K
1927 Uniface obverse 2 Known     RARE

Currently Available

Australia Canberra - 1927 Florin Current Bid: $1.00 (1 bid)
Estimate: $10 - $12
Bidders: 1
Lot 8280 Uncertified Fine 40 days
NumisBid Auction #33
Other Australian Coins
30-May-2014 7:00 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013
Australia Canberra - 1927 Florin Current Bid: $1.00 (1 bid)
Estimate: $12 - $14
Bidders: 1
Lot 8279 Uncertified about Very Fine 19 days
NumisBid Auction #32
Other Australian Coins
09-May-2014 7:00 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013
 

Glossary

  • toning - Discolouration of the surface of a coin caused by environmental exposure
  • reverse - The tails side of the coin
  • bagmarks - Surface marks caused by impact from other coins during the handling process before the coin enters circulation
  • obverse - The heads side of the coin

Numismatic Glossary - View the full glossary of numismatic terms.


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