Australian Florins

2004 Royal Visit 50th Anniversary Florin

.999 Silver

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's historic 1954 visit to Australia, the first by a reigning Monarch, was celebrated with the issue of a commemorative florin, one of only four produced in Australia between 1927 and 1954. The coin's unusual reverse, by William Leslie Bowles, depicted a British lion and Australian kangaroo standing side by side.


Mintage
12,000

This special commemorative coin features a reproduction of the 1954 florin design on its reverse. Unlike the original coin however, both animals are spectacularly illuminated in 24-carat gold. As well as the words AUSTRALIAN FLORIN, the reverse includes the dates 1954 2004 and Bowles' initials.
Issued as Australian legal tender, the coin portrays Ian Rank-Broadley's effigy of Her Majesty on the obverse. The effigy is also wonderfully gilded in 24-carat gold.
  • Frosted Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver,
  • Selective 24-Carat Gilding,
  • Flag-Shaped Presentation Case.


Perth Mint Photo

Specifications

Composition: .999 Silver
Silver Content: 1.00 oz
Edge: Reeded
Weight: 31.103 grams
Size: 40.0 mm
Obverse: William Leslie Bowles
Reverse: George Kruger Gray


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