The date is readily available in MS63 and lower, with the survival rate of MS64 pieces, approximately 1 in 5 to MS63. Examples in MS65 are practically unheard of with a survival rate of around 1 in 50.
There are two known varieties of the 1946 florin, the common type which features an inverted '9' for the '6' in the date and the scarcer type has a large circle in the '6' much like the florins of the 1960s (Triton Technologies International Ltd, 2001).
The common type featuring an inverted '9' in place of the '6'.
The scarce type featuring a '6' similar to the florins of the 1960s.
The latter is much scarcer especially in mint state though demand is restricted to variety collectors and tends not to command strong premiums. In 1946 the Melbourne mint also experimented with Cupro-nickel florins (Learn more about the 1946 Pattern in Cupro-Nickel Florin).
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