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Australia 1954 Royal Visit Florin

Mint:Melbourne Mintage:4,000,000 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 6 - London
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Wear
Reverse F - London
Designer: Mary Gillick (Initials 'M.G.' incuse on truncation)
Design:Right facing profile of Elizabeth II
Legend:ELIZABETH . II . DEI . GRATIA . REGINA . F : D : +
Denticle Count:113 beads
Mint mark: None
Characteristics:
Designer: William Leslie Bowles ('WLB' below foot of Lion)
Design:The British Lion and the Australian Kangaroo standing abreast
Legend:AUSTRALIA FLORIN 1954
Denticle Count:146 teeth
Mint mark: None
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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
1
 
BV
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
BV
+
NGC
4
 
PCGS
3
 
$7
+
NGC
4
 
PCGS
37
 
$12
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
$20
+
NGC
1
 
PCGS
10
 
$30
+
NGC
8
 
PCGS
88
 
$50
+
NGC
5
 
PCGS
158
9
$100
+
NGC
15
 
PCGS
209
8
$200
+
NGC
13
 
PCGS
49
 
$400
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
6
 
$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 August 2020
Notes:
The 1954 'Royal Visit' Florin commemorated on its reverse the first visit of a reigning monarch to Australia. This one-off reverse was accompanied by a new obverse die which added 'F : D :' an acronym for 'Defender of the Faith' to the obverse legend. Another change was a reduction in the number of denticles from 114, which had been used on the 1953 and standard reverse 1954 florins, to 113 on the 'Royal Visit' Florin. This new obverse remained in use until the last 1963-dated florins were struck.