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Australia 1915 H Florin

Mint:Birmingham Mintage:750,000 Milling:Reeded
Weight:11.31 grams Diameter:28.5 mm Composition:92.5% Silver, 7.5% Copper
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Wear
Obverse 2 - English
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Wear
Reverse A - London
Designer: Sir (Edgar) Bertram Mackennal (Initials 'B.M.' raised on truncation)
Design:Left facing profile of George V
Legend:GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP: •
Denticle Count:168 teeth
Mint mark: None
Designer: William Henry James Blakemore (no attribution)
Design:Star above a Kangaroo and Emu standing left and right of the Armorial Ensigns of the Commonwealth of Australia. 'ADVANCE AUSTRALIA' in ribbon below. ∋ ∈
Legend:ONE FLORIN - TWO SHILLINGS
Denticle Count:166 teeth
Mint mark: 'H' below date
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Value
BM
Ad
NP
8
Good
VG10
10
VG
F12
12
about F
F15
15
Fine
VF20
20
good F
VF25
25
about VF
VF30
30
Very Fine
VF35
35
good VF
EF40
40
about EF
EF45
45
Ext Fine
AU50
50
good EF
AU53
53
about Unc
AU55
58+
virt Unc
AU58
58-60
Uncirc
MS60
58-61
Uncirc
MS61
58-62
Uncirc
MS62
63-64
Choice Unc
MS63
64-65
near Gem
MS64
65-66
Gem
MS65
66-67
Gem
MS66
67-68
Gem
MS67
68
near Flaw
MS68
69
virt Flaw
MS69
70
Flawless
MS70
Proof
BV
+
NGC
2
 
PCGS
 
 
$15
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
$25
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
$40
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
$60
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
$75
+
NGC
5
 
PCGS
 
 
$100
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
2
 
$125
+
NGC
1
 
PCGS
1
 
$300
+
NGC
5
 
PCGS
3
 
$500
+
NGC
2
 
PCGS
1
 
$750
+
NGC
1
 
PCGS
3
 
$1250
+
NGC
3
 
PCGS
5
 
$1750
+
NGC
1
 
PCGS
5
 
$2500
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
1
 
$3000
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
$4000
+
NGC
2
 
PCGS
4
1
$7000
+
NGC
3
 
PCGS
11
 
$12500
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
4
 
$22500
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
1
 
$40000
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
$75000
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
1
 
$150000
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
$200000
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
-
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
Y
BM
Benchmark
Ad
Adjectival
NP
NGC/PCGS
Collectable grades
Does not exist by definition

Investment grades
-
Unlikely to exist

Aspirational grades
BV
Bullion or metal value

Not known in these grades
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Value as above
Proof
Y (Yes)
N (Not known)
Last updated November 2018
Notes:
The 1915 H Florin the enigma in the Florin series. In general Australian coins are slightly convex on the obverse but, in the case of the majority of 1915 H Florins the reverse is true. Most look to have been struck under reduced pressure thus causing a flat or even slightly convex reverse surface which lacks detail on the upper shield, the star and the lower scroll. Particularly in lower grades it is difficult to find with this date with the 'ADVANCE AUSTRALIA' fully readable due to the poor strike.

The two known proofs are ex the Birmingham Mint Museum.