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1943-S Florin

George VI

Australia

1943-S Florin Reverse1943-S Florin Obverse Mintage11,000,000Reverse DesignerGeorge Kruger GrayObverse DesignerThomas H. PagetWeight11.31 gramsSize28.5 mmCompositionSilver92.5%Copper7.5%Bullion Value$7.05
In 1943 the San Francisco a facility that produces coinsmint struck 11 million Australian florins bearing the Kruger Gray design of the Coat of Arms on the The tails side of the coinreverse and Paget's portrait of King George VI on the The heads side of the coinobverse. The San Francisco a facility that produces coinsmint assisted the Melbourne mint in the production of 1943 Australian florin (learn more), these can be differentiated from the San Francisco a facility that produces coinsmint issue by the absence of an S A marking, usually a letter or dot that signifies which mint struck a particular coinmintmark above the date.

1943 Melbourne mint florin 1943 San Francisco mint florin

The San Francisco mint issue, despite the lower The number of coins struck of a particular designationmintage is a easier coin to acquire in A state of a coin that shows no signs of circulationmint state due to the abundance of A common means of distributing coins where a mint stores coins in paper rolls before distributing them to banksmint 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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