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1943-S Florin

In 1943 the San Francisco
mint struck 11 million Australian florins bearing the Kruger Gray design of the Coat of Arms on the
reverse and Paget's portrait of King George VI on the
obverse. The San Francisco
mint assisted the Melbourne mint in the production of 1943 Australian florin (1943 Florin), these can be differentiated from the San Francisco
mint issue by the absence of an S
mintmark above the date.

1943 Melbourne mint florin 1943 San Francisco mint florin

The San Francisco mint issue, despite the lower
mintage is a easier coin to acquire in
mint state due to the abundance of
mint rolls surfacing from the Vienna hoard. While a number of examples are available in MS65, sourcing one can be quite a challenge with most locked away in private collections.
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Reverse Designer
George Kruger Gray
Obverse Designer
Thomas H. Paget
28.5 mm
Silver: 92.5%
Copper: 7.5%
Bullion Value
1943-S  Florin Reverse

1943-S  Florin Reverse


Grade Value AUD
XF40 $9
AU50 $9
AU55 $10
AU58 $24
MS62 $75
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  • mint - a facility that produces coins
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