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Blue Sheet > Australia > Commonwealth Coinage > Florin > George VI > Type I > 1944 Florin
Australia1944 Florin Reverse1944 Florin Obverse
Mintage22,440,000Reverse DesignerGeorge Kruger GrayObverse DesignerThomas H. PagetWeight11.31 gramsSize28.5 mmCountryAustraliaDateMM1944DenominationFlorinVarietyGeorge VIPrefixMSWeight11.3099994415Size28.5EdgeReededFace CurrencyAUDFace Value0.2Mintage22440000CompositionSilver92.5%0.925000011920929Copper7.5%7.50000029802322E-02Bullion Value$6.91In 1944 the Melbourne a facility that produces coinsmintmint struck 22.44 million Australian florins bearing the Kruger Gray design of the Coat of Arms on the The tails side of the coinreversereverse and Paget's portrait of King George VI on the The heads side of the coinobverseobverse. The San Francisco a facility that produces coinsmintmint also assisted in the production of Australian florins 1944-S Florin1490(learn more), these can be differentiated from the Melbourne a facility that produces coinsmintmint issue by the presence of an S A marking, usually a letter or dot that signifies which mint struck a particular coinmintmarkmintmark above the date.
1944 Melbourne mint florin
1944 San Francisco mint florin
The Melbourne mint issue, despite the higher The number of coins struck of a particular designationmintagemintage is a much more difficult coin to acquire in A state of a coin that shows no signs of circulationmint statemint state due to the near absence of A common means of distributing coins where a bank would roll coins before distributing them to branches or customersbank rollsbank roll surfacing. Sourcing the date at MS65 and above can represent a significant challenge and for most collectors will necessitate being satisfied with an MS64 example.
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