Australian Florins

1963 Australian Two Shillings

.500 Silver

1963 would be the final year of the Silver Florin, on the 14th February 1966 Australia converted to decimal currency.
The deletion of the religious title F:D: ( Defender of the Faith) caused such controversy that for the years 1955 to 1963, the obverse legend was:
ELIZABETH . II. DEI. GRATIA. REGINA. F: D: +

Mintage
10,220,000

Collectors should consider acquiring most of the Queen Elizabeth II series in Gem coins, these are still affordable with the greatest possible upside. Coins Extra Fine and below are considered little more than bullion coins.
When looking at the Mary Gillick obverse the points to look at are:
  • The Queen's shoulder,
  • The hair,
  • the sharpness of details on the denticles, lettering;
  • the rim for dents and nicks;
  • The whole coin should be considered including lustre, the fields, denticles and rim condition;
  • A weak strike shows in the lack of definition in the shoulder, hair, wreath and the back of the eye.


Specifications

Composition: .500 silver
.400 copper
.050 zinc
.050 nickel
Silver Content: 0.1818 oz
Edge: Reeded
Weight: 11.31 grams
Size: 28.5 mm
Obverse: Mary Gillick
Reverse: George Kruger Gray

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