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Australia 1953 Florin

Mint:Melbourne Mintage:Part 13,466,000 Estimate 13,196,000 Milling:Reeded
Weight:11.31 grams Diameter:28.5 mm Composition:50% Silver, 40% Copper, 5% Nickel, 5% Zinc
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Wear
Obverse 5 - English
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Wear
Reverse Bm - London (melbourne modified)
Designer: Mary Gillick (Initials 'M.G.' incuse on truncation)
Design:Right facing profile of Elizabeth II
Legend:ELIZABETH ♦ II ♦ DEI ♦ GRATIA ♦ REGINA +
Denticle Count:114 beads
Mint mark: None
Characteristics:
Designer: George Edward Kruger-Gray (Initials 'K.G' to right of Emu)
Design:* * Imperial Crown above the Australian Coat of Arms of 1912 and set against a floral backdrop
Legend:FLORIN AUSTRALIA
Denticle Count:76 thick & 76 thin teeth
Mint mark: None
Characteristics:
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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
 
 
PCGS
 
 
BV
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
BV
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
BV
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
BV
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
BV
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
BV
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
BV
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
BV
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
BV
+
NGC
1
 
PCGS
 
 
BV
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
BV
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
3
 
$8
+
NGC
1
 
PCGS
9
 
$15
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
$25
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
2
 
$35
+
NGC
2
 
PCGS
50
 
$50
+
NGC
6
 
PCGS
119
1
$100
+
NGC
4
 
PCGS
121
4
$200
+
NGC
1
 
PCGS
25
 
$400
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
$800
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
$1500
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
-
+
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 February 2020
Notes:
The obverse stops on this date are diamond shaped to mark the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. The majority of 1953 Florins were struck with small reverse edge denticles and this continued on with the 1954 Florin with 'Coat of Arms' reverse. Twelve sets of 'specimen or proof' Australian silver coins dated 1953, which included the florin of this variety, were struck for the Chase Manhattan Money Museum.