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1954 Florin

Elizabeth II


1954 Florin Reverse1954 Florin Obverse Mintage15,366,000Reverse DesignerGeorge Kruger GrayObverse DesignerMary GillickWeight11.31 gramsSize28.5 mmCountryAustraliaDateMM1954DenominationFlorinVarietyElizabeth IIPrefixMSWeight11.3099994415Size28.5EdgeReededFace CurrencyAUDFace Value0.2Mintage1536600014991954 FlorinCompositionSilver50.0%0.5Copper40.0%0.400000006Nickel5.0%0.0500000007Zinc5.0%0.0500000007Silver0.5Copper0.400000006Nickel0.0500000007Zinc0.0500000007Bullion Value$4
The Kruger Gray reverse design continued into this type, while after the coronation of Elizabeth II in late 1952, the obverse design changed to the bust of Elizabeth II facing to the right with the legend ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA ('Elizabeth II, by the grace of god, queen'), designed by Mary Gillick. This legend was only used in 1953 and 1954, then was altered due to public outcry of the omission of FIDEI DEF ('defender of the faith').

Both years are easy to acquire with some A common means of distributing coins where a mint stores coins in paper rolls before distributing them to banksmint rollsmint roll found of 1953 (Pacific Rim Coins, 2002)19Website
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Elizabeth II Silver Coinage 1953 - 1964
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 , though they often have brown Discolouration of the surface of a coin caused by environmental exposuretoningtoning due to the paper used in rolling. The 1954 is much scarcer than most realize and is very difficult to source in A state of a coin that shows no signs of circulationmint statemint state grades

Both issues were struck from the Melbourne Mint and no A marking, usually a letter or dot that signifies which mint struck a particular coinmintmarksmintmark were used.



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